The Development of a Shortened Hungarian Version of the Savoring Beliefs Inventory

Nagy, Henriett and Magyaródi, Tímea and Vargha, András and Oláh, Attila (2022) The Development of a Shortened Hungarian Version of the Savoring Beliefs Inventory. MENTÁLHIGIÉNÉ ÉS PSZICHOSZOMATIKA, 23 (1). pp. 95-111. ISSN 1419-8126

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Background: The Savoring Beliefs Inventory (SBI) has been widely used to measure attitudes towards savoring positive experiences. Aim: Our aim was to develop a short yet reliable and valid form of the inventory for use in circumstances where the application of the full form is not feasible. Methods: We used two separate samples in our cross-sectional research. We used convenient and snowball sampling methods. One sample (n = 3.782, males: 274, females: 3.485, gender not identified: 23, ages ranged from 18 to 86 years, mean: 43.6 years, SD = 13.7 years) completed the original SBI, which consists of 24 items, while the second (n = 825, males: 112, females: 713, ages ranged from 18 to 100, mean: 41.4 years, SD = 11.1 years) completed a shortened form, consisting of 10 items. In the second study, participants also completed other well-being measures so that we could assess external validity. Results: According to our results, the 10-item short form of the SBI has sound psychometric properties that are comparable to those obtained using the full form. Cronbach’s alpha values of initial scale = savoring via anticipation: 0.86, savoring the moment: 0.84, savoring via reminiscence: 0.84; reduced scale = savoring via anticipation: 0.85, savoring the moment: 0.81, savoring via reminiscence: 0.81. The fit indices show that the ten-item, 3-factor model was confirmed (RMSEA: 0.060, CI90: 0.049, pClose: 0.07, CFI: 0.966, TLI: 0.952, SRMR: 0.027). The external validity of the SBI (10) was also demonstrated. Conclusion: The Short Savoring Beliefs Inventory has got appropriate psychometric properties, therefore it can be used in future studies about a Hungarian population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Savoring Beliefs Inventory, shortened version, validity, reliability
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2023 11:17
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2023 11:17

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