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.
|Advisor:||Harrell, Shelly P.|
|Commitee:||Castadeda-Sound, Carrie, O'Keefe, Carolyn, Thapar-Olmos, Natasha|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
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