Short Tilte:Dimensions of subjective well-being after spinal cord injury: an empirical analysis by gender and race/ethnicity
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):98, 79, 8, 900-909
Article about a study of the underlying dimensions of subjective well-being after spinal cord injury (SCI), and about the development of a reliable scale for measuring subjective well-being. Two large samples of persons with SCI (one in the midwest, the other in the southeast) were asked to complete a survey containing 50 subjective well-being items, and factor analyses were conducted for the whole sample and for geographic, racial/ethnic (Caucasian and minority), and gender subsamples. Seven subjective well-being factor scales were identified across the full participant sample: Engagement, Negative Affect, Health Problems, Career Opportunities, Finances, Living Circumstances, and Interpersonal Relations. The average alpha coefficient was .86 for the factor scales. Gender and race/ethnicity factor analyses revealed subtle differences in subjective well-being.