Psychometric properties of the Persian Generalized Trust Scale: confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch models and relationship with quality of life, happiness, and depression

Lin, C.-Y., Imani, V., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Pakpour, A.H., 2020. Psychometric properties of the Persian Generalized Trust Scale: confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch models and relationship with quality of life, happiness, and depression. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The psychometric properties of the Generalized Trust Scale (GTS) are well established. Furthermore, previous studies have found that the GTS is positively associated with better mental health and lower distress, and the literature finds that trust is good for mental health. However, current literature does not have any psychometric evidence concerning the Persian GTS. This study translated the GTS into Persian and validated its psychometric properties. After translating the GTS into Persian using robust and standardized translation procedure, 1200 Iranians (mean age = 34.83 years; 583 [48.6%] males) completed the GTS, along with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Short Form-12 (SF-12), and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire Short Form (OHQ-SF). The factor structure of Persian GTS was confirmed by a unidimensional model with a method factor (comparative fit index = 0.998; Tucker-Lewis index = 0.992). The unidimensional model was also supported by Rasch analysis (mean square = 0.75 to 1.31). Other properties of the Persian GTS were satisfactory. More specifically, test-retest reliability was good (intraclass correlational coefficient = 0.865), internal consistency was good (α = 0.881), and concurrent validity was supported (standardized β = − 0.086 with depression in the HADS [p = 0.045]; = − 0.162 with anxiety in the HADS [p

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Lin, C.-Y., Imani, V., Griffiths, M.D. and Pakpour, A.H.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 20 May 2020
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-020-00278-0DOI
1327744Other
Rights: © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 21 May 2020 10:25
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 10:25
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39886

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