Carmen Costea-Bărluțiu*1, Cristina Bălaș-Baconschi1, Andrea Hathazi1
1 Special Education Department, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Recently, the focus of both practitioners and researchers on the positive side of mental health and the emphasis on the role of well-being for healthy human functioning have increased. Therefore, the use of appropriate measures for well-being is important, in order to decide the right amount of support that a person needs in order to achieve a good level of psychological health. The aim of the present study is to determine the reliability of the Ryff’s Scales of Psychological Well-Being (Ryff, 1989; Ryff & Keyes, 1995) and to test the multidimensional model of well-being on a heterogenous Romanian sample. After the initial linguistic adaptation of the instrument, we used it in two larger studies and subsequently tested its factor structure. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis, as well as several descriptive data of the whole sample are presented and discussed. Our investigation shows the moderate adequacy of the 6-factor model, as well as satisfying psychometric values of the scale and further testing of the instrument would be necessary in order to confirm its utility in Romania for both practice and research.
Keywords: psychological well-being, multidimensional model, confirmatory factor analysis, model fit, psychometric properties, cultural adaptation
Published online: 2018/03/01
Published print: 2018/03/01
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