|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Adaptation and Validation of the Steen Happiness Index into Polish|
|Authors:||Kaczmarek, Lukasz D|
Dombrowski, Stephan U
|Citation:||Kaczmarek LD, Stanko-Kaczmarek M & Dombrowski SU (2010) Adaptation and Validation of the Steen Happiness Index into Polish, Polish Psychological Bulletin, 41 (3), pp. 98-104.|
|Abstract:||Authentic happiness is a construct comprising 3 factors: pleasure, engagement, and meaning (Seligman, Parks, & Steen, 2005). Three studies involving altogether 464 participants adapted and validated the authentic happiness measure Steen Happiness Index (SHI; Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005) into Polish. In Study 1 the Polish version of the scale was developed and its convergence with the original SHI was assessed using bilingual response method, r = .98, p < .001. In Study 2 cluster analysis confirmed the theoretical profiles of happiness, testing the proposed 3-factor structure of the scale, χ2 (116) = 180.62, GFI = .95, CFI=.97, SRMR = .04, RMSEA = .04, RMSEA 90% CI [.25 - .45]. Test-retest reliability (Study 3) yielded satisfactory results, rtt = .87, p < .01. This is the first study providing empirical support for the structural validity of the authentic happiness construct. It also shows the cross-cultural generality of the construct. We discuss some practical applications of the scale.|
|Rights:||Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Polish Psychological Bulletin by Walter de Gruyter. The original publication is available at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ppb.2010.41.issue-3/v10059-010-0013-3/v10059-010-0013-3.xml?format=INT|
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