Psychometric evaluation of Arabic version of Self-Esteem, Psychological Well-being and Impact of weight on Quality of life questionnaire (IWQOL-Lite) in female student sample of PNU
Purpose: Usually any research survey can produce better results if it is utilized in local language. The study aimed to measure the inter-consistency, reliability and validity of three measures in Arabic language. Current study is phase I of research project to validate the measures in Arabic language.Material and Method: These three valuable and most widely used scales, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, brief psychological well-being scale and impact of weight on quality of life questionnaire were translated in Arabic language by adapting standard procedure of translation. Data was gathered from female students (N=500) enrolled in bachelors program during the period of November 2014-October 2015.Results: Reliability of the scale was calculated using Cronbach alpha. Psychological well-being scale was found having high reliability of 0.92, whereas, Rosenberg self-esteem scale and Impact of weight on quality of life questionnaire was found having acceptable range of reliability (0.72). All the sub scales of IWQOL-Lite reliability ranges from 0.87-0.95. Three of the scales were found having good content and construct validity.Conclusion: Findings shows that these scales being employed in this study is reliable instrument for measurement of the constructs of interest in Arabic version.
Zaidi U, Awad SS, Mortada EM, Qasem HD, Kayal GF. Psychometric evaluation of Arabic version of Self-Esteem, Psychological Well-being and Impact of weight on Quality of life questionnaire (IWQOL-Lite) in female student sample of PNU. European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal. 2015;8(2).
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Measure does not require training
Less than 5 min