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Adaptation and Measurement Invariance by Gender of the Flourishing Scale in a Colombian Sample

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Psychology Department, Cooperative University of Colombia, Troncal del Caribe S/N, 470002 Santa Marta, Colombia
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Department of Behavioral Sciences Methodology, University of Valencia, Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 21, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2664; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18052664
Received: 19 January 2021 / Accepted: 5 February 2021 / Published: 6 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments for Measuring Health)
There is increasing interest in the study of flourishing as an indicator of subjective wellbeing. The objective herein was to adapt and study the psychometric properties of Diener’s Flourishing Scale (FS) among the Colombian population. Accordingly, a cross-sectional study was conducted with a non-probability sample of 1255 Colombian adults. The scale’s structure, invariance by gender, and convergent and concurrent validity were studied from a confirmatory perspective using structural equation models. The confirmatory factor analysis showed excellent fit indicators for the one-dimensional structure (CFI = 0.985, RMSEA = 0.039, SRMR = 0.020) as well as for the convergent (CFI = 0.909, RMSEA = 0.050, SRMR = 0.063) and concurrent (CFI = 0.966, RMSEA = 0.036, SRMR = 0.041) validity models. The correlations calculated among flourishing with positive and negative effects (PANAS), satisfaction with life (SWL), and optimism and pessimism (LOT) were statistically significant and as expected. Configural, metric, and scalar invariance across gender was confirmed. Percentiles were provided for the total score. The FS scale was a valid and reliable measure to assess high levels of wellbeing among the Colombian population. View Full-Text
Keywords: flourishing scale; wellbeing; structural equation modeling; psychometric properties; measurement invariance; confirmatory factor analysis; Colombian population; health; quality of life; psychological assessment flourishing scale; wellbeing; structural equation modeling; psychometric properties; measurement invariance; confirmatory factor analysis; Colombian population; health; quality of life; psychological assessment
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Martín-Carbonell, M.; Espejo, B.; Checa, I.; Fernández-Daza, M. Adaptation and Measurement Invariance by Gender of the Flourishing Scale in a Colombian Sample. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2664. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18052664

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Martín-Carbonell M, Espejo B, Checa I, Fernández-Daza M. Adaptation and Measurement Invariance by Gender of the Flourishing Scale in a Colombian Sample. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2664. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18052664

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Martín-Carbonell, Marta, Begoña Espejo, Irene Checa, and Martha Fernández-Daza. 2021. "Adaptation and Measurement Invariance by Gender of the Flourishing Scale in a Colombian Sample" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 5: 2664. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18052664

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