Internal construct validity of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): a Rasch analysis using data from the Scottish Health Education Population Survey

@article{StewartBrown2009InternalCV,
  title={Internal construct validity of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): a Rasch analysis using data from the Scottish Health Education Population Survey},
  author={Sarah Lynette Stewart-Brown and Alan Tennant and Ruth Tennant and Stephen Platt and Jane Parkinson and Scott Weich},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={15 - 15}
}
BACKGROUND The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS) was developed to meet demand for instruments to measure mental well-being. It comprises 14 positively phrased Likert-style items and fulfils classic criteria for scale development. We report here the internal construct validity of WEMWBS from the perspective of the Rasch measurement model. METHODS The model was applied to data collected from 779 respondents in Wave 12 (Autumn 2006) of the Scottish Health Education Population… CONTINUE READING
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