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Reliability and validity assessment of affective disturbance and distress scale among working women in Pakistan

Kazi, Shazia and Mad Shah, Ishak and Khan, Anwar and Kazi, Abdul Ghafoor (2014) Reliability and validity assessment of affective disturbance and distress scale among working women in Pakistan. Sains Humanika, 2 (3). pp. 107-111. ISSN 2289-6996

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Abstract

The present study aims at determining the reliability and validity of self-administered Affective Disturbance and Distress Scale among working women in Pakistani service organizations. In this regard, questionnaires were distributed among 60 lecturers and doctors. Initially reliability statistics were calculated, which showed that Cronbach’s alphas ranged from 0.71 to 0.81, whereas inter scale correlations ranged from 0.59 to 0.77, thus confirming the reliability of scale. On the other-side, content validity of scale was established through experts or field researchers in the university. Construct validity of scale was checked by Exploratory Factor analysis, which showed that the factor loadings ranged from 0.84 to 0.91. The overall results showed that the Affective Disturbance and Distress scale demonstrated good psychometric properties following its administration among the Pakistani working women. Therefore, it can be utilized as a reliable and valid self-administered instrument for assessing the mental health of working women in Pakistan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reliability; validity; distress; working women; Pakistan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 07:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 07:13
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6157
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