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A longitudinal study of the well-being of students using the student well-being process questionnaire (WPQ)

Williams, Gary and Smith, Andrew 2018. A longitudinal study of the well-being of students using the student well-being process questionnaire (WPQ). Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science 24 (4) , pp. 1-6. 10.9734/JESBS/2018/40105

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Abstract

Background: Previous research shows that the Student Well-being Process Questionnaire (Student WPQ) has good content validity, construct validity, and discriminate validity. Objective: The present research examined the reliability and predictive validity of the Student WPQ scales. Method: Eighty-seven university undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18-47 years participated in a longitudinal study which involved completing an online survey twice, with the sessions being 10 weeks apart. The data were used to assess the test-re-test reliability and the predictive validity of the scales. Results: Positive personality and social support had high test-re-test reliability and demands and negative coping had slightly lower reliability suggesting that the WPQ measures both stable traits and changes in state. Cross-sectional analyses confirmed that the predictor variables were associated with wellbeing outcomes. Cross-lag analysis showed that the positive personality and demands at time 1 predicted wellbeing at time 2. Changes in positive personality predicted changes in wellbeing. Conclusion: These findings show that the student WPQ has good test-re-test reliability and can be used in longitudinal studies which give a stronger indication of causality

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: ScienceDomain
ISSN: 2278-0998
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 April 2018
Date of Acceptance: 26 March 2018
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 14:55
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/110407

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