Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Assessing the Well-Being Koreans and Korean Americans: Psychometric Validation Study for a Multidimensional Assessment of Well-Being
by Lee, Esther, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2017, 188; 10642422
Abstract (Summary)

Current measures of well-being have most commonly been developed to measure well-being in a manner consistent with how it is conceptualized in individualistic, Western cultures. The Multidimensional Well-Being Assessment (MWA) was developed based on the multidimensional contextual model of well-being and is intentionally culturally inclusive. A non-random sample of 259 Koreans and Korean Americans participated in a study to examine the psychometric properties of the MWA. In addition, a number of demographic variables (e.g., gender, age, immigration status, and financial status) were evaluated to explore correlates of well-being. The MWA demonstrated robust internal consistency as well as strong validity with multiple measures of well-being and distress. Significant group differences in multidimensional well-being were found on gender, age, and financial status. Methodological limitations are acknowledged, and implications for future study are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harrell, Shelly P.
Commitee: Castadeda-Sound, Carrie, O'Keefe, Carolyn, Thapar-Olmos, Natasha
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 79/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Publication Number: 10642422
ISBN: 978-0-355-47910-2
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