A confirmatory test of the factor validity of scores on the Spiritual Well-being Scale in a community sample of African Americans

Shawn O. Utsey, Angela Lee, Mark A. Bolden, Yzette Lanier

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Abstract

This study examined a five-factor model of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS; Ellison, 1983) proposed by Miller, Fleming, and Brown-Anderson (1998). A confirmatory factor analytic procedure was conducted to determine whether the Miller et al. model fit the data for the current sample of African Americans. For comparative purposes, several alternative SWBS models were included in the study's design. The findings indicated that none of the SWBS models provided an adequate fit to the data for the current sample. Implications for future use of the SWBS with African American populations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-257
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Psychology and Theology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Psychology(all)

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