Empirical Research Article
Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Spiritual Well-Being Scale, Construct validity
Counseling, Counselor Education
The Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) is a commonly used overall measure of perceived spiritual quality of life. The SWBS has been demonstrated as a valid and reliable measure, however questions and concerns exist regarding its construct validity. Further, a paucity of empirical literature exists examining the construct of spiritual well-being within the counseling profession. Using data from a study with 415 master’s level counseling students, the authors examined goodness-of-fit for the SWBS of one, two, three, and five-factor models identified in the literature. Results indicated no model yielded good fit. Implications and future research are discussed.
Sterner, W. R., Hall, S., & Burkholder, D. (2021). An Examination of Confirmatory Factor Analytic Models of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol14/iss2/3