Background Eudaimonic well-being (EWB) has been defined as positive psychological functioning deriving from the development of one’s best potentials in accordance with one’s true self. The main aim of this study was to investigate the construct validity of the Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being (QEWB; Waterman et al., 2010) within the theoretical framework of Rasch models. More traditional analyses assessing the convergent validity of QEWB were also performed. Methods One thousand two hundred and five Italian adults (age 18-60 years) completed the Italian version of the QEWB, along with the Italian versions of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (Watson et al., 1988) and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener et al. 1985). Findings Results showed that the QEWB adequately defines the EWB construct and its semantic space. However, the highest levels of EWB reported by the participants were poorly evaluated by the QEWB. Furthermore, the item measures were invariant across gender but not across age. Last, the global QEWB scores were positively correlated with measures of both hedonic well-being and life satisfaction, thus providing evidence of good convergent validity according to the classical test theory. Discussion Findings suggest that age might play a key role in how common people conceptualize EWB. Future studies recruiting both younger and older samples are expected to provide new insights into the generalizability of the EWB construct to different life stages.
|Titolo:||The Construct Validity of the Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being: A Study on an Italian Sample|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.02 Abstract in Atti di convegno|