Adaptation of a general optimism scale for use with older women.

  title={Adaptation of a general optimism scale for use with older women.},
  author={Patricia A. Sharpe and T. L. Hickey and Fredric M. Wolf},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  volume={74 3 Pt 1},
The Life Orientation Test has been widely used with various populations since its development, but its psychometric properties among older adults have not been assessed. This study employed exploratory factor analysis to examine the factor structure of a modified version of the test for 90 frail older women. The results do not support a unidimensional conceptualization of optimism. Internal consistency reliability was lower for the entire scale than for separate factors representing positively… CONTINUE READING

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