Development and Standardization of the Gratitude Scale

Shah Mohd. Khan, Asiya Aijaz, Mohammad Anas, Akbar Husain

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Abstract

The Gratitude Scale (GS) developed by the authors was administered to 456 adults to determine the psychometric characteristics i.e. reliability and validity. Cronbach's Alpha of the scale was found 0.91. Content validity of the scale was verified by some experts, academicians, and professionals. For testing multicollinearity and singularity ‘Determinant' of the R-matrix was estimated and it was greater than 0.00001. The items having factor loading greater than or equal to 0.40 were selected. Total 26 items with five dimensions emerged through Exploratory Factor Analysis explaining 58.14% of the variance, which provided the evidence of factorial/construct validity of the scale. The scale can be used for research and human resource development programs in school/university and organizations.

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Journal of Educational, Health and Community Psychology

Journal of Educational, Health, and Community Psychology (JEHCP) publishes empirical research tha... see more