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Measures of Positive Psychology: Development and Validation by Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur

By Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur

The ebook contributes to the significant box of analysis in psychometrics in addition to to the turning out to be box of optimistic psychology. It analyses the advance and validation of numerous constructs of confident psychology like resilience, stream, mindfulness, spirituality, and intrapersonal and interpersonal strengths. The chapters speak about the attempt building strategy and improve scales for constructs which are verified at the Indian inhabitants. In such a lot Indian behavioral learn, mental checks from the West are hired with out assessing psychometric houses in India. notwithstanding, developing validation of mental checks in a brand new tradition is important on the way to declare effects in response to those assessments. for this reason, this e-book bridges this hole in optimistic psychology and its allied fields and develops and standardizes those scales for the Indian inhabitants. the hot built and confirmed scales have gone through rigorous statistical screening. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and social staff attracted to learning healthiness in India and in figuring out the way to create psychometric scales for non-Western populations will locate the booklet necessary for his or her examine.

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Subject experts independently evaluated the items in the context of their clarity readability level and their relevance for the construct and only the items which were rated relevant (3) or most relevant (4) by all experts were retained. ” for validation. McQuitty (2004) suggested that it is important to determine the minimum sample size required in order to achieve a desired level of statistical power with a given model prior to data collection. Schreiber et al. (2006) mentioned that although sample size needed is affected by the normality of the data and estimation method that researchers use, the generally agreed-on value is 10 participants for every free parameter estimated (cited in Hoe 2008).

2004; Montross et al. 2006), optimism and self-esteem (Lee et al. 2008), life satisfaction (Abolghasemi and Varaniyab 2010), mindfulness (Keyes and Pidgeon 2013; Thompson et al. 2011), spirituality (Manning 2013), etc. , perceived social support from family, friends, and significant others), hailed as sources of resilience, were shown to lessen the effects of PTSD in a female sample exposed to traumatic events in the face of Middle East violence in November 2012 (Besser et al. 2014). Inverse correlation of resilience with negative emotions (Singh and Yu 2010), and with mental health disorders, such as depression and resilience (Hardy et al.

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