Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant professor in education psychology at yasouj univers


The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity, reliability and factor structure of Ryff's psychological well-being scale in Gifted High School Students.This study was correlation design. The sample consist of 322 high school students that selected by multi stage cluster sampling in Shiraz city at Gifted Schools. The participants completed psychological wellbeing. Data were analyzed by using factor analyses and correlation. For investigate instruments’ reliability used to internal consistency and test- retest coefficient methods. The internal consistency of this scale by using alpha Cronbach,s were , 0/92, 0/91 and 0/89 for comprising of purpose in life, personal growth, and Environment mastery. So, for test- retest coefficient was 0.89 to 0/81 that the findings mean of this instrument has good reliability. The results of the factor analysis showed that Ryff's psychological well-being scale is decreased to 3 factors and related factors including comprising of purpose in life, personal growth, and Environment mastery. In addition, goodness of fit indices of confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the 3 extracted factor. In sum, the findings of the study provide good evidence on reliability and validity of Ryff's psychological well-being scale and so this scale is suitable for research and clinical applications.


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