Psychometric properties of the Persian version of the grief meaning scale

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1 IHU

2 mohaghegh Ardabili univercity

3 Mohaghegh Ardebili University

Abstract

The Grief Mean Scale (GMRI) is a five-item scale designed to measure post- grief meaning. This scale has been used and validated by Niemeyer and Millman (2014). However, this scale has not yet been studied in Iranian society and has not been psychometric. The purpose of the present study in the first stage was to translate this scale from English to Persian and then to determine its psychometric properties in the Iranian sample. The research sample consisted of 215 people who were randomly selected and responded to the research tool. Based on the findings, face validity, content and structure showed the validity and reliability of this tool. Convergent validity (AVE> 0.50) was also determined and confirmed for this questionnaire. The internal consistency reliability of the grief meaning scale was assessed using the combined reliability and Cronbach's alpha coefficient and the alpha between 0.77 and 0.86 confirmed the reliability of the dimensions of this scale. In addition, the correlation results related to the study variables showed that the scale of grief meaning scale has a significant correlation with the scale of grief experience (p <0.01). Overall, the results of the present study showed that this scale has a desirable statistical feature in the Iranian sample and especially it can be used with confidence in the Iranian sample..

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