Validity evidence for the Salutogenic Wellness Promotion Scale (SWPS).

Authors:
Craig M Becker
Craig M Becker
East Carolina University
Dr. Justin B Moore, PhD, MS
Dr. Justin B Moore, PhD, MS
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Associate Professor
Implementation Science, Epidemiology
Winston-Salem, NC | United States
Lauren Whetstone
Lauren Whetstone
East Carolina University
United States
Elizabeth Chaney
Elizabeth Chaney
East Carolina University
United States
Laura Anderson
Laura Anderson
University of California
United States

Am J Health Behav 2009 Jul-Aug;33(4):455-65

Department of Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.

Objectives: To test the validity, reliability, and uses of the multidimensional Salutogenic Wellness Promotion Scale (SWPS).

Methods: Self-reported (n = 2140) demographic and scale data from a large university (23,000+ students) were collected and analyzed. Dependent measures included grade point average (GPA) and perceived health.

Results: Analyses confirmed the SWPS's 7-factor multidimensional structure and its use for describing and predicting associated outcomes. The analyses of frequency distributions, means, correlations, and regressions found significant relationships between measured health behaviors, perceived health, and GPA.

Conclusions: The SWPS provides valid and reliable information about positive health potential for research and field health professionals.

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