Latent structure of KIDDO-KINDL in a peruvian sample

Keywords: confirmatory factorial analysis, quality of life, health, children, Peru

Abstract

The present study evaluated the psychometric properties of the KIDDO-KINDL instrument (Ravens-Sieberer & Bullinger, 1998), which quantifies the quality of life related to health in children and adolescents. In a sample of 377 secondary school students from first to fifth grade, the confirmatory factorial analysis showed that the original internal structure of six factors was not satisfactory in representing the quantified constructs, because it presents dimensional instability concerning the items in the Family, Emotional, Friends and School factors. When applying the factorial analysis we found a structure of four factors. This factorial solution obtained better internal consistency indicators (values between 0.59 and 0.81) in comparison with the original structure (values between 0.24 and 0.80), and higher factorial loads. We discuss the possible changes in the interpretation of KIDDO-KINDL.

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2016-06-30
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Navarro Loli, J. S., & Merino Soto, C. (2016, June 30). Latent structure of KIDDO-KINDL in a peruvian sample. LIBERABIT. Revista Peruana De Psicología, 22(1), 77 - 89. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24265/liberabit.2016.v22n1.07
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