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| Published: December 08, 2021

Development and Validation of Well-being Scale for Japanese People

Aneesah Nishaat

PhD candidate, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.111


The present paper aims to develop a scale to measure the well-being of the Japanese people. For this purpose, the researcher conducted a preliminary survey on the students in the correspondence course of a university (N= 214) and developed a questionnaire based on the survey. Further, based on that questionnaire, a survey was conducted on Japanese university students (N=894). As a result of exploratory factor analysis, 18 items, and 4 factors were extracted. These 4 factors are: Sense of Fulfillment, Positive Evaluation by Others, Accomplishment, and Sense of Usefulness. The scale is psychometrically robust with high internal consistency (.64 to.81). Pearson’s correlation coefficient was calculated between the resilience scale (Saito & Okayasu, 2010) and the well-being scale. The scale demonstrated convergent validity as a significant positive correlation was observed between the factors of well-being scale and the factors of resilience scale (.10 to .67, p < .01).

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ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021