Translation and validation of the Hebrew version of the SHALOM Spiritual questionnaire

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Abstract

Introduction: The SHALOM questionnaire is based on a multidimensional perception of spirituality. This study examines the psychometric properties and factorial structure of the Hebrew version of Fisher's SHALOM questionnaire. Methods: The study included 341 participants. Tools included the SHALOM questionnaire and measures for evaluation of well-being. The factorial structure of the SHALOM was evaluated using exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Concurrent validity was also tested. Results: EFA supported the four-dimensional structure of the questionnaire. Internal consistency of the four dimensions ranges from adequate to excellent (0.72 < α < 0.96). Concurrent validity was supported by the positive associations between SHALOM and indices of life satisfaction, will to live, and participant's health perception and by negative association with depressive symptoms and fear of dying. Conclusion: These findings suggest that responses to the Hebrew version of the SHALOM questionnaire are valid and reliable, and can be used as an efficient tool for evaluation of spiritual well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalAging and Mental Health
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Hebrew
  • Spirituality
  • exploratory factor analysis
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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