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Reliability and Validity of Ryff’s Psychological Well-being Scales

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Author(s): Ali Asghar Bayani | Ashoor Mohammad Koochekya | Ali Bayani

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 14;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 146;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Ryff’s Psychological Well-being Scales | student | validity | reliability

ABSTRACT
Bayani, A. A., Koocheky, A. M., & Bayani, A. (2008). Reliability and validity of Ryff’s psychological well-being scales. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, 14, 146-151. Objectives: Considering the importance of assessing aspects of well-being in individuals and its role in physical and psychological health, this study was carried out to examine the reliability and validity of Ryff’s Psychological Well-being Scales (RPWBS).Method: In a descriptive cross-sectional study 145 students of Islamic Azad University, Azadshahr Branch (96 women and 49 men) who were selected using random stratified method, completed RPWBS, Self-acceptance subscales, Oxford Happiness Scale, and Rosenberg’s Self-esteem Scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistic methods and correlation coefficient. Results: The test-retest reliability coefficient of RPWBS was 0.82. The subscales of Self-acceptance, Positive Relation with Others, Autonomy, Environmental Mastery, Purpose in Life, and Personal Growth were found to be 0.71, 0.77, 0.78, 0.77, 0.70, and 0.78 respectively, which were statistically significant (p
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