Confirmatory factor analysis of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale among youth in Mexico

Steven Hoffman, Heidi A. Rueda, Matthew C. Lambert

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The internal structure of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale was evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis for a sample of youth living in Michoacán, Mexico. While the chi-square test of model fit suggested misfit to the data, the alternative fit indices and standardized factor loadings supported the conclusion that the items are adequate and reliable indicators of a single underlying latent factor. The utilization of this strengths-based mental health instrument could help circumvent some of the negativity and stigma inherent in traditional mental health assessments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Adolescent health
  • Mexico
  • Warwick-Edinburgh
  • mental well-being
  • psychometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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