The Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) in Greek Population of Attica


The purpose of this study was to standardize a Greek version of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale and to study its psychometric qualities on Greek population. The questionnaire was completed by 496 adults from several areas of Attica (31.9% = male adults), while the sample’s average age was 31.33 years old. Age ranged from 18 to 69 years old. Based on the eigenvalues produced by the factor analysis, a three factors solution (“Affiliation with God”, “Satisfaction with life” and “Alienation from God-sense of meaningless life”) was used. These three factors account for 51.492% of the variance. Nevertheless the three factors found in the Greek standardization differ from those of the original standardization, providing reason to believe that spiritual well-being among Greeks is different than well-being among US College Students. According to the final structure, the 1st factor’s reliability was α = 0.882, the 2nd factor’s α = 0.738 and the 3rd factor’s α = 0.669. The results of the analysis demonstrate that the final form of the Scale can be safely used on similar studies concerning Greek population. Applications and value of the results are included in the discussion.

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Darvyri, P. , Galanakis, M. , Avgoustidis, A. , Vasdekis, S. , Artemiadis, A. , Tigani, X. , Chrousos, G. & Darviri, C. (2014). The Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) in Greek Population of Attica. Psychology, 5, 1575-1582. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.513168.

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