Measurement Invariance of Personal Well-Being Index (PWI-8) Across 26 Countries

Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska , Jarosław Piotrowski , Jan Cieciuch , Byron G. Adams , Evgeny N. Osin , Rahkman Ardi , Sergiu Bălţătescu , Arbinda Lal Bhomi , Clinton Amanda , Gisela T.. de Clunie , Carla Esteves , Valdiney Gouveia , Ashraf Hosseini , Hooria Seyedhosseini Ghaheh , Narine Khachatryan , Shanmukh Vasant Kamble , Anna Kawula , Kadi Liik , Eva Letovancova , Sofya Nartova-Bochaver , Marija Nikolic , Joonha Park , Elena Paspalanova , Győző Pék , Joanna Różycka-Tran , Ha Truong Thi Khanh , Takashi Tsubakita , Christin-Melanie Vauclair , Anna Włodarczyk , John Maltby , Carles Alsinet Mora , Sara Malo Cerrato


This report examines the measurement invariance of the Personal Well-being Index with 8 items (PWI-8). University students (N = 5731) from 26 countries completed the measure either through paper and pencil or electronic mode. We examined uni-dimensional structure of PWI and performed a Multi-group CFA to assess the measurement invariance across the 26 countries, using conventional approach and the alignment procedure. The findings provide evidence of configural and partial metric invariance, as well as partial scalar invariance across samples. The findings suggest that PWI-8 can be used to examine correlates of life satisfaction across all included countries, however it is impossible to compare raw scores across countries.
Author Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska,,
, Jarosław Piotrowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Jarosław Piotrowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Jan Cieciuch
Jan Cieciuch,,
, Byron G. Adams
Byron G. Adams,,
, Evgeny N. Osin
Evgeny N. Osin,,
, Rahkman Ardi
Rahkman Ardi,,
, Sergiu Bălţătescu
Sergiu Bălţătescu,,
, Arbinda Lal Bhomi
Arbinda Lal Bhomi,,
, Clinton Amanda
Clinton Amanda,,
, Gisela T.. de Clunie
Gisela T.. de Clunie,,
et al.`
Journal seriesJournal of Happiness Studies, ISSN 1389-4978, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in EnglishPersonal well-being indexCross-cultural studiesMeasurement invariance
ASJC Classification3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Languageen angielski
Piotrowski. J_Measurment invariance_all_2016.pdf 422.82 KB
Score (nominal)40
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 15-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.478; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.986 (2) - 2017=2.863 (5)
Citation count*6 (2019-06-30)
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