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dc.contributor.advisorRichard Balkin
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Randy
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06T22:31:49Z
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06T22:31:49Z2012-08-06T22:31:49Z
dc.date.available2012-08-06T22:31:49Z
dc.date.available2012-08-06T22:31:49Z2012-08-06T22:31:49Z
dc.date.issued8/6/2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.6/285
dc.descriptionA dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Educationen_US
dc.description.abstractLife balance was investigated as a unifying construct of wellness and found to be a significant, holistic concept among a variety of counseling professionals. The life balance construct is described as multifaceted and individually defined with elements of agency and autonomy. Assessment of the construct may yield information useful in supporting client change. Normative samples were drawn from both clinical and nonclinical settings (N = 346) and included both males (n = 178) and females (n = 168) with an age range of 18 to 67 (M = 30.28, SD = 10.64). Primary foci of this study included establishing initial evidence of validity of the internal structure of the Juhnke-Balkin Life Balance Inventory (JBLI), an instrument designed to assess life balance. The JBLI was tested for evidence of concurrent and discriminate validity with the OQ45.2 via multiple regression analysis and t tests of clinical and nonclinical samples. Using exploratory factor analysis (N = 346), 11 factors were retained accounting for 49% of variance in the model and corresponding scales were developed. Factors were identified based on factor loadings of .40 or greater. Reliability analysis was conducted on each scale, yielding adequate (.76) to high (.91) estimates of reliability for the 11 scales. Six of the 11 were identified as discriminant between clinical and nonclinical populations. Evidence of relationships to other variables was established between 9 of the JBLI scales and the three OQ45.2 scales. Post hoc analysis was conducted and the original factor structure was retained with an increase of 2% for a total of 51% of variance explained in the model. Results from the study serve as initial evidence of validity and reliability for an assessment instrument designed to measure life balance.en_US
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dc.subjectlife balanceen_US
dc.titleA validation study of the Juhnke-Balkin Life Balance Inventoryen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselor Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University--Corpus Christien_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.description.departmentCounseling & Educational Psychologyen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.type.genreDissertationen_US


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