Psychometric evaluation of Arabic version of Self- Esteem, Psychological Well-being and Impact of weight on Quality of life questionnaire (IWQOL-Lite) in female student sample of PNU

Uzma Zaidi, Salwa Saad Awad, Eman Mohamed Mortada, Hind Diouri Qasem, Ghalia Fahad Kayal


Purpose: Usually any research survey can produce better results if it is utilized in local language. The study aimed to measure the inter-consistency, reliability and validity of three measures in Arabic language. Current study is phase I of research project to validate the measures in Arabic language.

Material and Method: These three valuable and most widely used scales, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, brief psychological well-being scale and impact of weight on quality of life questionnaire were translated in Arabic language by adapting standard procedure of translation. Data was gathered from female students (N=500) enrolled in bachelors program during the period of November 2014-October 2015.

Results: Reliability of the scale was calculated using Cronbach alpha. Psychological well-being scale was found having high reliability of 0.92, whereas, Rosenberg self-esteem scale and Impact of weight on quality of life questionnaire was found having acceptable range of reliability (0.72). All the sub scales of IWQOL-Lite reliability ranges from 0.87-0.95. Three of the scales were found having good content and construct validity.

Conclusion: Findings shows that these scales being employed in this study is reliable instrument for measurement of the constructs of interest in Arabic version.  


Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Psychological well being Scale, Impact of weight on Quality of life questionnaire (IWQOL-Lite), Psychometric properties, Arabic Translation.

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