Measuring attachment to life in old age: the Portuguese version of the Positive Valuation of Life Scale (Positive VOL)

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_74045B0D6100
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Measuring attachment to life in old age: the Portuguese version of the Positive Valuation of Life Scale (Positive VOL)
Périodique
Quality of Life Research : An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation
Auteur(s)
Araújo L., Ribeiro O., Teixeira L., Azevedo M.J., Jopp D.S., Rott C., Paúl C.
ISSN
1573-2649 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0962-9343
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Numéro
10
Pages
2385-2389
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
PURPOSE: This study aims to present the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Positive Valuation of Life Scale (Lawton et al. in J Aging Ment Healt 13:3-31, 2001).
METHOD: Sample included 207 community-dwelling elders (129 women; M Age = 77.2 years, SD = 7.5). The data collection included the translated and adapted Portuguese version of Positive Valuation of Life Scale, Life Satisfaction Index Z, Meaning in Life Questionnaire and Geriatric Depression Scale.
RESULTS: From exploratory factor analysis, two factors emerged, existential beliefs and perceived control, explaining 49 % of the total variance. Both factors were positively related with meaning in life and life satisfaction and negatively related with depression (p < 0.05). The values obtained for internal consistency for the total scale and for each subscale were good (α > 0.75).
CONCLUSION: The Portuguese version of Positive VOL Scale represents a reliable and valid measure to capture the subjective experience of attachment to one's life. The two-factor structure is an update to Lawton's previous work and in line with findings obtained in the USA (Dennis et al. in What is valuation of life for frail community-dwelling older adults: factor structure and criterion validity of the VOL, Thomas Jefferson University, Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health Research, 2005) and Japan (Nakagawa et al. in Shinrigaku Kenkyu 84:37-46, 2013). Future research is required to investigate VOL predictors and the potential changes toward the end of the life span.
Mots-clé
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Depression/psychology, Female, Frail Elderly, Geriatric Assessment, Humans, Language, Male, Pilot Projects, Portugal, Psychometrics, Reproducibility of Results, Surveys and Questionnaires, Translating, Value of Life
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