Investigating the Psychometric properties of the Religious and Spiritual Struggles Scale (RSSS) In Iranian Society

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of psychology , Tarbiat modares university, Tehran, Iran

2 department of psychology, Tarbiat Modares university, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of psychology Tarbiat Modares university Tehran Iran

4 Department of psychology, Tarbiat Modares university, Tehran, Iran


Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of Persian version of the Religious and Spiritual Straggles Scale. Method: The population included Iranian adults in Tehran in the age range of 14 to 75 years old, who were selected using the available sampling method. The Persian version of the Scale applied with the Elliott (1983) Spiritual well-being and Cohen et al.'s (1994) Perceived Tension Questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analysis and convergent and divergent validity were used to evaluate the validity of the scale and Cronbach's alpha was used to evaluate its reliability. For examining the reliability of the Religious and Spiritual Struggles Scale, it was performed on 37 subjects and Pearson correlation was used to measure it. Results: The results of confirmatory factor analysis indicated the fit and desirability of the six-factor model. Significant correlations between the factors of the Scale with of Spiritual Well-being and Perceived Tension also confirmed the divergent and convergent validity of this scale. The reliability of the scale using Cronbach's alpha coefficient calculation for the whole scale is 0.8 and the test-retest correlation coefficient of 0.9 Obtained. Conclusion: In general, it can be said that the Persian version of the Religious and Spiritual Struggles Scale, which has six factors, has a factor structure similar to the original version of the scale and has the necessary validity and reliability for using in psychological research in the Iranian sample.


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