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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161728
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sense of belonging instrument: Psychometric evaluation
Abstract:
Sense of belonging instrument: Psychometric evaluation
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Hagerty, Bonnie
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Contact Telephone:734.764.2866
Sense of belonging is a concept that has been defined and described as part of a larger theory of human relatedness. Consistent with its theoretical definition, an instrument was developed to measure proposed antecedents and the psychological state of sense of belonging. Initial psychometric testing has demonstrated reliability and validity of the tool. This study examined further the internal consistency and test-retest reliability and construct validity of the SOBI across 4 different study samples. Coefficients alpha for the SOBI- Psychological ranged from .94 to .97 and for the SOBI-Antecedents, .72 to .79. Factor analysis supported construct validity of the subscales. Discriminant validity analysis demonstrated high correlations between SOBI-P and measures of loneliness, secure and insecure attachment, and depression. Explanations for these findings are discussed. Overall, the SOBI-P is a valid and reliable instrument that has been shown to be a strong predictor of psychological and social functioning. The SOBI-A is more equivocal, and based on this analysis, some revisions will be made to enhance its reliability. These scales are important in exploring the relationships between interpersonal connection and health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSense of belonging instrument: Psychometric evaluationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161728-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sense of belonging instrument: Psychometric evaluation</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hagerty, Bonnie</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734.764.2866</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bmkh@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Sense of belonging is a concept that has been defined and described as part of a larger theory of human relatedness. Consistent with its theoretical definition, an instrument was developed to measure proposed antecedents and the psychological state of sense of belonging. Initial psychometric testing has demonstrated reliability and validity of the tool. This study examined further the internal consistency and test-retest reliability and construct validity of the SOBI across 4 different study samples. Coefficients alpha for the SOBI- Psychological ranged from .94 to .97 and for the SOBI-Antecedents, .72 to .79. Factor analysis supported construct validity of the subscales. Discriminant validity analysis demonstrated high correlations between SOBI-P and measures of loneliness, secure and insecure attachment, and depression. Explanations for these findings are discussed. Overall, the SOBI-P is a valid and reliable instrument that has been shown to be a strong predictor of psychological and social functioning. The SOBI-A is more equivocal, and based on this analysis, some revisions will be made to enhance its reliability. These scales are important in exploring the relationships between interpersonal connection and health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:26:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:26:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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