Mental Health Continuum (MHC-LF)
Mental Health ContinuumOriginal Version
Keyes, C. L. M. (2007)Portuguese Version
Figueira, C., Pinto, A. M., Lima, L., Matos, A. P. & Cherpe, S. (2014)General Description
This work analyses the performance of the Mental Health Continuum – Long Form (MHC-LF) – for Adults (Keyes, 2007), in a Portuguese sample of university students. The MHC-LF is a self-assessment scale, composed of forty items, that measures subjective well-being. These items are organized according to three distinct scales: positive emotional well-being, psychological well-being and social well-being. 465 students participated in this study from the following courses of Lisbon University: Psychology, Educational Sciences, Biology and Geology. Through conﬁrmatory factorial analyses we concluded that the three-dimensional model has a better ﬁt. Two studies of divergent and convergent validity were also carried out, using burnout and engagement measures, which conﬁrmed the validity of this measure in comparison to other measures of well-being. The results also conﬁrmed the reliability of the tool under study, showing good internal consistency for the full scale and for the three scales (α > .80).
Figueira, C., Pinto, A. M., Lima, L., Matos, A. P., & Cherpe, S. (2014). Adaptação do Mental Health Continuum – LF – for adults em estudantes universitários portugueses. Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnostico y Evaluacion Psicologica, 2(3), 93-116. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46999
Keyes, C. L. M. (2007). Promoting and protecting mental health as flourishing: A complementary strategy for improving national mental health. American Psychologist, 62(2), 98-108.
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