Domain-specific quality of life across five European countries: Cross-cultural validation of the Brunnsviken Brief Quality of life (BBQ) scale
2016 (English)In: EABCT 2016 Abstract Book: Total Awareness, The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies , 2016, 590-590 p.Conference paper, Poster (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The Brunnsviken Brief Quality of life (BBQ) scale is a valid, reliable and accessible self-report measure of subjective quality of life for use with both clinical and non-clinical populations. Although the BBQ has been professionally translated from original Swedish into over thirty languages, psychometric evaluations of other language versions are so far lacking. BBQ data was collected as part of an international study on procrastination in students and employees: n = 749 from Finland, n = 599 from Sweden, n = 542 from Norway, n = 411 from Germany, and n = 315 from Italy. Weighted satisfaction ratings (score range 0-16) for each of the BBQ’s six domains (Leisure, View on life, Creativity, Learning, Friends and friendships, and View on self), along with a total sum score and Cronbach’s alphas, were calculated and compared. Samples did not differ in BBQ total scores (F[4,2611] = 1.006, p = .403). Although there were some differences between samples on specific items, these were small (total difference M = 0.00, SD = 0.74) and confidence intervals overlapped, with the exception of the German sample that rated lower Learning than all other samples (p < .05, Bonferroni-adjusted). Cronbach’s alpha ranged from 0.752 (Finland) to 0.674 (Italy). Convergent validity (as assessed by correlations with scores on the Satisfaction With Life Scale) was high, ranging from r = .64 (Finland) to r = .42 (Italy). The BBQ is a valid measure of subjective quality of life in the examined languages. There are only minor cross-country differences in the quality of life domains measured by the BBQ.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies , 2016. 590-590 p.
quality of life, Brunnsviken Brief Quality of life scale, BBQ, Europe
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134697OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-134697DiVA: diva2:1037423
46th European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies congress, August 31 - September 3, Stockholm, Sweden.