Title

Confirmatory factor analysis of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale among youth in Mexico

Keywords

Adolescent health, mental well-being, Mexico, psychometrics, Warwick-Edinburgh

Abstract

The internal structure of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale was evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis for a sample of youth living in Michoacán, Mexico. While the chi-square test of model fit suggested misfit to the data, the alternative fit indices and standardized factor loadings supported the conclusion that the items are adequate and reliable indicators of a single underlying latent factor. The utilization of this strengths-based mental health instrument could help circumvent some of the negativity and stigma inherent in traditional mental health assessments.

Original Publication Citation

Hoffman, S., Rueda, H. A., & Lambert, M. (2017). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale among youth in Mexico. International Social Work.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017-08-18

Publisher

International Social Work

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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