Advancement of the Subjective Vitality Scale: examination of alternative measurement models for Japanese and Singaporeans

Kawabata, M., Yamazaki, F., Guo, D. W. and Chatzisarantis, N. L.D. (2016) Advancement of the Subjective Vitality Scale: examination of alternative measurement models for Japanese and Singaporeans. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27 12: 1793-1800. doi:10.1111/sms.12760


Author Kawabata, M.
Yamazaki, F.
Guo, D. W.
Chatzisarantis, N. L.D.
Title Advancement of the Subjective Vitality Scale: examination of alternative measurement models for Japanese and Singaporeans
Journal name Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1600-0838
0905-7188
Publication date 2016-10-05
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/sms.12760
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 12
Start page 1793
End page 1800
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 2732 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Abstract The Subjective Vitality Scale (SVS: Ryan & Frederick, 1997) is a 7-item self-report instrument to measure one's level of vitality and has been widely used in psychological studies. However, there have been discrepancies in which version of the SVS (7- or 6-item version) employed between as well as within researchers. Moreover, Item 5 seems not be a good indicator of vitality from a content validity perspective. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the SVS for Japanese and Singaporeans rigorously by comparing 3 measurement models (5-, 6-, and 7-item models). To this end, the scale was first translated from English to Japanese and then the Japanese and English versions of the scale were administered to Japanese (n = 268) and Singaporean undergraduate students (n = 289), respectively. The factorial and concurrent validity of the three models were examined independently on each of the samples. Furthermore, the covariance stability of the vitality responses was assessed over a 4-week time period for another independent Japanese sample (n = 140). The findings from this study indicated that from methodological and content validity perspectives, the 5-item model is considered most preferable for both language versions of the SVS.
Keyword confirmatory factor analysis
Measurement
psychometrics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID SUG 32/12 MK
Institutional Status UQ

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