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Title: Assessing Subjective Well-being in Chinese Older Adults: The Chinese Aging Well Profile
Authors: Po-Wen Ku;Kenneth R. Fox;Jim McKenna
Contributors: 運動健康所
Keywords: Psychological;well-being;Taiwan;Physical activity;Quality of life;Scale;Taiwan
Date: 2008-07
Issue Date: 2012-06-08T07:07:00Z
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Abstract: Subjective well-being has increasingly been used as a key indicator of quality
of life in older people. Existing evidence shows that it is likely that eastern cultures carry
different life values and so the Chinese Aging Well Profile was devised for measuring
subjective well-being in Chinese adults (50+). Data was collected from 1,906 communitydwelling
Chinese (50+) in Taiwan in six sequential stages, involving qualitative interviews
and psychometric testing. Seven key dimensions of subjective well-being identified in the
interviews provided an item bank for instrument construction. The 31-item Chinese Aging
Well Profile comprised seven subscales–’physical’, ‘psychological’, ‘independence’,
‘learning & growth’, ‘material’, ‘environmental’, and ‘social’ well-being. The study
indicated that elements of subjective well-being are common across western and eastern
cultures but are interpreted and weighted differently. This new instrument has demonstrated
preliminary evidence for reliability and validity and that it is suitable for use in the
Chinese speaking older population.
Relation: Social Indicators Research, 87(3):445-460
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