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Avaliação Psicológica

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MARQUES, Luciana Fernandes; SARRIERA, Jorge Castellá  and  DELL'AGLIO, Débora Dalbosco. Adaptação e validação da Escala de Bem-estar Espiritual (EBE): Adaptation and validation of Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWS). Aval. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.2, pp. 179-186. ISSN 1677-0471.

The aim of the present study was adapt and assess the validity of Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS). The participants of this study were adults (N=506), from 16 to 78 years old (M=38,03 years; SD=15,07), and 237 (46,8%) were male and 269 (53,2%) were female, residents in Porto Alegre (Brazil). Factor analyses were conducted to determine the dimensions and a two factor solution was found to be more adequate, explaining 47,97% of total variance. The scale included 20 items with factor loadings larger than 0,38 in both factors. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alphas) for the factors was 0,92 for religious well-being and e 0,85 for existencial well-being and 0,92 for general scale. The results strengthen the psychometric qualities of the scale indicating their applicability in the study of religiosity and spirituality in the local context.

Keywords : Validity; Spiritual well-being; Adults.

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