Psychometric validation of Indian adaptation of the San-Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE-28)

Dewangan, Roshan Lal, Pathak, Smriti, Jeste, Dilip V. and Thomas, Michael L. (2024) Psychometric validation of Indian adaptation of the San-Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE-28). Current Psychology. ISSN 1046-1310 (In Press)

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Despite a decade of empirical exploration of wisdom in India, local researchers predominantly rely on wisdom measures developed in foreign languages, overlooking the need for local adaptation. Adapting existing scales is a recommended approach to address the need for appropriate measures efficiently. The San-Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE-28), a prominent tool recently established through expert consensus, literature review, and latent variable psychometric method, was adapted into Hindi. SD-WISE-28 was translated into Hindi using the backward method. Factor structure was examined in a sample of 241 participants using Exploratory Factor Analysis. Then, in a separate sample of 608 participants, Confirmatory Factor Analysis was used to verify the measurement model. The reliability of Hindi SW-WISE-28 scores were evaluated through Cronbach’s alpha and test-retest reliability. The validity of translated scale was examined via convergent and concurrent validity. The Hindi version of SD-WISE-28 retains the seven-factor wisdom model of the original SD-WISE-28, demonstrating excellent internal consistency and test-retest reliability, along with acceptable convergent and substantial concurrent validity when compared to the 3D-Wisdom scale and Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cross-cultural | Pro-social behaviors | Emotional regulation | Spirituality
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > General Psychology
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 23 May 2024 20:39
Last Modified: 23 May 2024 20:39
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