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Factor Analysis of the 'Spiritual Well-Being Scale' and Its Clinical Utility with Psychiatric Inpatients
Eric L. Scott, Albert A. Agresti and George Fitchett
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Vol. 37, No. 2 (Jun., 1998), pp. 314-321
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1387530
Page Count: 8
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This study investigated the clinical utility of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) with psychiatric inpatients. Specific questions addressed were possible ceiling effects in the SWBS for this population and the SWBS's factor structure. Statistical analysis on archival data from 141 female and 61 male (N = 202) patients suggested a lack of significant ceiling effects in the SWBS with this population. Factor analysis, using Direct Obliman rotation, evidenced a three factor solution for this sample. Psychometric issues and clinical utility of the SWBS with this population are discussed.
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