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Título: The orientation to life questionnaire : Validation of a measure to assess older adults’sense of coherence
Autor: von Humboldt, Sofia
Leal, Isabel Pereira
Data: 2015
Editora: Taylor & Francis
Citação: Educational Gerontology, 41 (6), 451-465
Resumo: Increasingly, the literature suggests that the sense of coherence (SOC) positively influences well-being in later life. This study reports the assessment of the following psychometric properties: distributional properties, construct, criterion and external-related validities, and reliability of the Orientation to Life Questionnaire (OtLQ) in an cross-national population of older adults. We recruited 1291 community-dwelling older adults aged between 75–102 years (M ¼ 83.9; SD ¼ 6.68). Convenience sampling was used to gather questionnaire data. The construct validity was asserted by confirmatory factor analysis and convergent and discriminant validity. Moreover, criterion and external-related validities, as well as distributional properties and reliability, were also tested. Data gathered with the 29-items OtLQ scale showed overall good psychometric properties in terms of distributional properties, construct, criterion, and external-related validities, as well as reliability. Three factors were validated for the OtLQ scale: (a) comprehensibility; (b) manageability; and (c) meaningfulness. We validated the three-factor OtLQ scale, which produced valid and reliable data for a cross-national sample with older adults. Hence, it is an adequate instrument for assessing sense of coherence among older people in health care practice and program development contexts.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/3532
DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2014.983373
ISSN: 0360-1277
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