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The purpose of this study was to validate two new scales on actions and feelings for well-being in key areas of life. The I COPPE Actions Scale and the I COPPE Feelings Scale measure Interpersonal, Community, Occupational, Physical, Psychological, and Economic (I COPPE) well-being. A total of 478 University of Miami employees provided online responses to the I COPPE Actions and Feelings Scales. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the a priori hypothesized correlated six-factor structure for responses to the I COPPE Actions and Feelings Scales. Multiple group confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate measurement invariance across gender for the I COPPE Actions and Feelings Scales. There was strong empirical evidence to support the hypothesized factor structure of the I COPPE Actions Scale. While there was inadequate empirical evidence to support the hypothesized factor structure of the I COPPE Feelings Scale, a slightly modified model achieved acceptable fit. Partial strict invariance with equal factor variances and covariances was met across gender for the I COPPE Actions Scale; however, measurement invariance did not hold across gender for the I COPPE Feelings Scale. The ability of these scales to measure multidimensional well-being through actions and feelings in two separate but conceptually related measures is a potential contribution to the growing body of literature on well-being.
confirmatory factor analysis; measurement invariance; validity; well-being; wellness
Rubenstein, Carolyn L., "Assessing Actions and Feelings Related to Multidimensional Well-Being: Validation of the I COPPE Actions and Feelings Scales" (2017). Open Access Dissertations. 1942.