Psychometric validation of the PERMA-profiler as a well-being measure for student veterans

Emre Umucu, Jia Rung Wu, Jennifer Sanchez, Jessica M. Brooks, Chung Yi Chiu, Wei Mo Tu, Fong Chan

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Objective: The current study aims to validate the PERMA-Profiler, a well-known well-being measure, among a sample of student veterans. Participants: A sample of 205 student veterans were recruited from universities across the United States. Method: Cross-sectional research design was used in this study. Measurement structure of the PERMA-Profiler was evaluated using exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Convergent, divergent, and criterion-related validity was tested using Pearson correlation coefficients and Kruskal-Wallis test. Results: The EFA results yielded a two-factor solution for student veterans. Factors are named as emotional character strengths and performance character strengths. Conclusions: The PERMA-Profiler is a multidimensional scale with good reliability and acceptable levels of convergent, divergent, and criterion-related validity. The PERMA-Profiler can help researchers and practitioners better gauge well-being in student veterans. Implications will be discussed.

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JournalJournal of American College Health
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

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Umucu, Emre ; Wu, Jia Rung ; Sanchez, Jennifer ; Brooks, Jessica M. ; Chiu, Chung Yi ; Tu, Wei Mo ; Chan, Fong. / Psychometric validation of the PERMA-profiler as a well-being measure for student veterans. In: Journal of American College Health. 2018.
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