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Reliability and Validity of the “Personal Well-Being Index – Adult” in Mothers of Mentally Retarded Students in North of Tehran-Iran

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Alireza Agha Yousefi 1 , * , Ahmad Alipour 2 , Nasim Sharif 2

1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities,Payam-e- Noor University, Qom, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Payam-e- Noor University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Agha Yousefi A, Alipour A, Sharif N. Reliability and Validity of the “Personal Well-Being Index – Adult” in Mothers of Mentally Retarded Students in North of Tehran-Iran, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2011 ; 5(2):106-13.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 5 (2); 106-13
Published Online: December 31, 2011
Article Type: Original Article
Received: October 11, 2010
Revised: April 03, 2011
Accepted: August 10, 2011

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Abstract

Objective: Having a good quality of life has always been desirable for humans and the concept of a good life and the ways of achieving it have been focused over the years. Personal wellbeing is the mental component of quality of life. Thus, the current study was conducted to estimate psychometric characteristics of “personal wellbeing index-adult” (PWI-A) in mothers of mentally retarded students of exceptional schools in northern districts of Tehran.

Methods: From 358 mothers of mentally retarded students in north of Tehran (districts 1, 2 and 3), 200 mothers were selected by systematic random sampling. The collected data using PWI-A was analyzed by inferential statistics (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for test reliability and linear multivariate regression for test validity).

Results: Results showed acceptable reliability and validity for PWI-A in mothers of mentally retarded students of exceptional schools in north districts of Tehran. The Correlation between seven items was significant (P<0.001) and this index had the most extensive coverage of construct validity.

Conclusion: This study showed that this scale could be applied to measure personal wellbeing in mothers of mentally retarded students.

Declaration of Interest: None.

Citation: Agha Yousefi AR, Alipour A, Sharif N. Reliability and validity of the “personal well-being indexadult” in mothers of mentally retarded students in north of Tehran-Iran. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2011; 5(2): 106-13

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Mentally retarded student Mothers Personal Well-being Reliability

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