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Comments on “Validity and Reliability of the Flourishing Scale in a Sample of Older Adults in Iran” [Letter]

Authors Priastana IKA

Received 19 June 2020

Accepted for publication 26 June 2020

Published 9 July 2020 Volume 2020:15 Pages 1097—1098

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S268539

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Walker

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I Ketut Andika Priastana

Universitas Triatma Mulya, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Correspondence: I Ketut Andika Priastana
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I have read the study of Fassih-Ramandi et al titled “Validity and Reliability of the Flourishing Scale in a Sample of Older Adults in Iran” with great interest. In this paper, the authors reported their study on Persian  validation of the Flourishing Scale and reported it as a reliable tool for the assessment of psychological well-being in older adults.1

 

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Dear editor

I have read the study of Fassih-Ramandi et al titled “Validity and Reliability of the Flourishing Scale in a Sample of Older Adults in Iran” with great interest. In this paper, the authors reported their study on Persian validation of the Flourishing Scale and reported it as a reliable tool for the assessment of psychological well-being in older adults.1

First, I found a discrepancy between citation and bibliography writing, namely citation in Diener et al. The author needs to explain that there are 2 publications conducted by Diener et al related to this research in 2009 and 2010. The first publication in 2009, Diener et al wrote using the term Psychological Well-Being for assessing well-being.2 In 2010, Diener et al changed its name to the Flourishing Scale.3

In selecting the comparison instrument, it is also necessary to explain how the authors chose the Oxford happiness questionnaire and the feasibility of this instrument to be compared with the Flourishing Scale.

Another point is the authors explain the present study employed the use of the Persian version of the FS that was translated by Moradi Siah Afshadi et al.4 In the discussion of Construct Validity Assessment is writing the Persian version of the Flourishing Scale while the table described is the original version. This is very important so that readers understand the results of this study, whether the tested is the Persian version or the original version.

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The authors report no conflicts of interest in this communication.

References

1. Fassih-Ramandi Z, Soleimani MA, Allen K-A, Gorgulu O, Motalebi SA. Validity and reliability of the flourishing scale in a sample of older adults in Iran. Clin Interv Aging. 2020;15:673–681. doi:10.2147/CIA.S251067

2. Diener E, Wirtz D, Tov W, et al. Assessing Well-Being. Social Indicators Research Series; Vol. 39. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009:247–266

3. Diener E, Wirtz D, Tov W, et al. New well-being measures: short scales to assess flourishing and positive and negative feelings. Soc Indic Res. 2010;97(2):143–156. doi:10.1007/s11205-009-9493-y

4. Moradi Siah Afshadi M, Ghasemi N, Ghamarani A. Evaluating the validity and reliability of flourishing scale and determining the relation between flourishing and academic achievement in students of medicine school. Iran J Med Educ. 2015;15:330–337.

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