Validation of the Flourishing Scale for Married Employees in the Information Technology-Enabled Services Sector in India
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The Flourishing Scale (FS) created by Diener et al., Social Indicators Research, 97, 143–156 (2010) is a measurement that assesses eudaimonic well-being in terms of psychological functioning. In this study, the psychometric properties of the scale were explored by using three Indian samples (I: n = 262; II: n = 347; III: n = 508) each comprising of married individuals belonging to the Information Technology/Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITES) sector. Reliability analysis and a multigroup confirmatory factorial analysis (MGCFA) were carried out on the FS, and the validity was examined by analyzing their correlations with other measures of well-being. Results showed adequate psychometric properties for the scale, and convergent validity with subjective well-being measures. Results also demonstrated the unidimensional structure of the FS corroborating earlier findings. The MGCFA of the scale evidenced an invariant structure. In conclusion, the FS behaved consistently with the original study by Diener et al. and was found to be appropriate for use in assessing eudaimonic well-being among service sector employees in India. Further, due to its short length, the survey may be leveraged to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions of well-being programs by HR practitioners and may also be used in future studies on well-being.
KeywordsPsychological well-being Flourishing Eudaimonia Satisfaction India Validation
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