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The psychometric properties of the Quality of Life Inventory in an Australian community sample


Thomas, MD and McGrath, A and Skilbeck, CE, The psychometric properties of the Quality of Life Inventory in an Australian community sample, Australian Journal of Psychology, 64, (4) pp. 225-234. ISSN 1742-9536 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 The Australian Psychological Society

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1742-9536.2012.00054.x


The Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI, Frisch) is an importance-weighted measure of life satisfaction that has been found to possess adequate psychometric properties in US and clinically-based samples. The current study aimed to investigate the normative distribution, factor structure and key psychometric properties of the QOLI in an Australian general community sample. Results indicated that the Australian sample (n = 259) reported slightly better quality of life than the US-based standardisation sample. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that a three-factor model provided the best fit for the data. Psychometric properties were all generally found to be adequate and close to Frisch’s reported levels. In conclusion, this study indicated that the QOLI may be used in the Australian context with confidence. Future research could examine the clinical utility of the three-factor model.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australian normative research, confirmatory factor analysis, psychometric properties, quality of life, quality of life inventory, community
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Skilbeck, CE (Associate Professor Clive Skilbeck)
ID Code:81342
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2012-11-30
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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