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Domains of spiritual well-being and development and validation of the Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire


Gomez, R and Fisher, J, Domains of spiritual well-being and development and validation of the Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire, Personality and Individual Differences: An International Journal of Research Into The Structure and Development of Personality and The Causation of Individual Differences, 35, (8) pp. 1975-1991. ISSN 0191-8869 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00045-X


Fisher (1998) proposed a spiritual well-being model, comprising the domains of personal, communal, environmental and transcendental well-being, and a single global spiritual well-being dimension. This paper reports on four studies aimed at testing Fisher's theoretical model, and establishing the validity and reliability of a new self-rating questionnaire (Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire; SWBQ), developed to reflect this model. All four studies supported Fisher's model. The SWBQ showed good reliability (Cronbach's alpha, composite reliability and variance extracted), and validity (construct, concurrent, discriminant, predictive and factorial independence from personality). The SWBQ has the advantage over other existing spiritual well-being measures in that it is based on a broader

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
UTAS Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:62910
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:123
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-03-30
Last Modified:2010-05-05

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