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International Social Work
The internal structure of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale was evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis for a sample of youth living in Michoacán, Mexico. While the chi-square test of model fit suggested misfit to the data, the alternative fit indices and standardized factor loadings supported the conclusion that the items are adequate and reliable indicators of a single underlying latent factor. The utilization of this strengths-based mental health instrument could help circumvent some of the negativity and stigma inherent in traditional mental health assessments.
Hoffman, S. G., Rueda, H. A., & Lambert, M. (2019). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale among youth in Mexico. International Social Work, 62, 309-315. https://doi.org/10.1177/002087281772757