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Measures of Positive Psychology

Development and Validation

  • Kamlesh Singh
  • Mohita Junnarkar
  • Jasleen Kaur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 1-15
  3. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 17-34
  4. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 35-70
  5. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 71-98
  6. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 99-125
  7. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 127-154
  8. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 155-184
  9. Kamlesh Singh, Mohita Junnarkar, Jasleen Kaur
    Pages 185-215

About this book

Introduction

The book contributes to the vast field of research in psychometrics as well as to the growing field of positive psychology. It analyses the development and validation of several constructs of positive psychology like resilience, flow, mindfulness, spirituality, and intrapersonal and interpersonal strengths. The chapters discuss the test construction process and develop scales for constructs that are validated on the Indian population. In most Indian behavioral research, psychological tests from the West are employed without assessing psychometric properties in India. However, establishing validation of psychological tests in a new culture is necessary in order to claim results based on these tests. Hence, this book bridges this gap in positive psychology and its allied fields and develops and standardizes these scales for the Indian population. The new constructed and validated scales have undergone rigorous statistical screening. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers interested in studying well-being in India and in understanding how to create psychometric scales for non-Western populations will find the book useful for their research.

Keywords

Measuring mindfulness Positive psychology in India Psychological constructs in India Psychological testing Psychometrics Resilience Scales of positive psychology Spirituality in India Statistical screening for psychological constructs Validation of positive psychology constructs Validation of psychometric scales Well-being and ill-being

Authors and affiliations

  • Kamlesh Singh
    • 1
  • Mohita Junnarkar
    • 2
  • Jasleen Kaur
    • 3
  1. 1.and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology Delhi Department of HumanitiesDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied SciencesAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Indian Air Force GURGAONIndia

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