Psychometric properties of the Psychological Flourishing Scale in an Egyptian setting

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 27, issue 4, 2017 , pages: 310–315
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2017.1347749
Author(s): Marei Salama-YounesDepartment of Psychology, Sociology and Evaluation in Sport Field, Egypt


The specific goals of the present research were twofold: i) to test the structure validity, and internal reliability of scores from the Psychological Flourishing Scale (PFS) with Egyptian college students; and ii) to test the PFS’s temporal stability and convergent validity properties. Two samples of Egyptian college students completed the PFS (n = 374; n = 173) to address the two research aims in two studies. The students also completed the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) and the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) for determining the concurrent validity of scores. In the first study, the internal consistency was evaluated. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were performed. In the second, the temporal stability and convergent validity were tested. The Arabic version of PFS showed a high internal reliability, structure, and convergent validity, and moderate temporal stability.

Get new issue alerts for Journal of Psychology in Africa