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Convergent validity and reliability for a measure of perception of control for those with diabetes

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Bunting, Brendan and Coates, Vivien (1997) Convergent validity and reliability for a measure of perception of control for those with diabetes. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 2 (Part 1). pp. 27-33. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Objectives. This study assesses the reliability and factor structure of six positive and six negative dimensions of perceived control with people with insulin-dependent diabetes. Design. The dimensional structure of these six positive and six negative constructs was assessed in terms of six one-factor models, where positive and negative factors were combined. This solution was compared with one where a separate factor structure was proposed for each of the positive and negative dimensions. Methods. The reported results were based upon a series of confirmatory factor models using weighted least squares. Results, Maintaining a separate factor structure for the positive and negative dimensions was the preferred solution. The reliabilities from these 12 factors ranged from .59 to .74. Conclusions. These results provide evidence for the internal validity and reliability of this particular measure of perceived control among individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Psychology Research Institute
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
Psychology Research Institute > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:1885
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:42
Last Modified:14 Apr 2014 16:22

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