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Title: Reliability and construct validity of munsh test to measure happiness, in elderly MUNSH Chilean population
Other Titles: Fiabilidad y validez de constructo del test MUNSH para medir felicidad, en población de adultos mayores chilenos
Authors: Diaz, E.M.
Moraga, E.F.
Soromaa, H.
Keywords: Happiness
Subjective Well-Being
Elderly
Depression
Felicidad
bienestar subjetivo
tercera edad
depresión
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: PONTIFICA UNIV JAVERIANA, FAC PSYCH
Citation: UNIVERSITAS PSYCHOLOGICA Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Pages: 567-580
Abstract: The goal was to adapt and to conduct the preliminary validation of the Scale of Happiness of the Memorial University of Newfounland (MUNSH). Three hundred elderly (Maule, Chile) of more than 65 years (M = 72,8; DS = 5,71), answered the MUNSH, the Life Satisfaction Scale of Diener (ESV), and the Abbreviated Geriatric Depression Scale of Yesavage (EGADY). The MUNSH reached a Cronbach's alpha consistency of 0.90, and correlated positively with the ESV (r = 0.623) and negatively with the EGADY (r = -0.746), demonstrating appropriate convergent validity. A factor analysis revealed a multifactorial structure for the MUNSH with a single factor explaining 31,7 % of the variance. The data collected with the MUNSH are analyzed in terms of age and sex differences and separate normative scores are provided. Accession Number: WOS:000299709000020
Description: Diaz, EM (reprint author), Univ Talca, Fac Psicol, Casilla 747, Talca, Chile.
URI: http://dspace.utalca.cl/handle/1950/8883
ISSN: 1657-9267
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