Development and Validation of Wisdom Scale for a Sample of University Students in Gaza

1Dr. Hussein H. Tahoon, Dr. Etaf M. Abu Ghali, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Haiba* and Raeda Suliman Mohammed Sheikh Aleed

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Abstract:

The present study attempts to examine the structure and examine psychometric properties of wisdom scale for a Sample of University Students in Gaza .The study questions addressed are: What is the structure of the measure of wisdom for university students in the Gaza? Is the wisdom scale have has appropriate psychometric properties? A total of 170 students From Al-Quds Open University and Al-Aqsa University in Gaza completed the scale of wisdom, including males (N= 100) and females (N= 70).The students ranged in age from 18 to 22 with an average age 20.7 and S.D. 2.1. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is used. The results indicate that The structure of wisdom is multidimensional which includes: Emotional Stability, psychological resilience, persuasion skills, and the fourth is problem solving skills. And the scale has appropriate psychometric properties.

Keywords:

Wisdom Scale, Reliability, Validity, Factor Analysis.

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages2421-2430