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Correction published on 20 November 2015, see Religions 2015, 6(4), 1345.

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Religions 2015, 6(2), 712-723; doi:10.3390/rel6020712

Psychometric Characteristics of Croatian Version of the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale

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Faculty of Philosophy of the Society of Jesus-Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Jordanovac 110, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Faculty of Medicine Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Cara Hadrijana 10/E, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Croatia, Ilica 242, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Academic Editor: Peter I. Kaufman
Received: 12 March 2015 / Revised: 7 June 2015 / Accepted: 11 June 2015 / Published: 17 June 2015
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Background: The Daily Spiritual Experience Scale (DSES) has been developed through extensive and qualitative research. Numerous studies have confirmed the reliability and validity of the DSES among different populations. Most of the studies have shown association of the DSES with physical and psychological well-being. Purpose: The current study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the DSES in the Croatian population. Method: The 16-item scale was translated through standard translation/back-translation procedures. The scale was afterwards applied to a sample of 535 test subjects (49% men and 51% women), mean age 42.6 years. Results: The coefficient of reliability (Cronbach alpha = 0.945) is very high. The coefficients of discriminant validity were satisfactory for 15 items, whereas only one item (14) has a coefficient of less than 0.30. The factor analysis after oblique rotation resulted in two related factors: the relationship with God and relationship with others. Using these two factors explained the 66.1% of the variance. Conclusion: Based on the data, it can be concluded that DSES has satisfactory psychometric characteristics and can be applied to the Croatian population, but its correlation with other religious and non-religious constructs should be verified in further research. View Full-Text
Keywords: spirituality; spiritual experience; daily spiritual experiences scale; psychometric characteristics; Croatian spirituality; spiritual experience; daily spiritual experiences scale; psychometric characteristics; Croatian
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Rakošec, Ž.; Mikšić, Š.; Juranić, B.; Batinić, L. Psychometric Characteristics of Croatian Version of the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale. Religions 2015, 6, 712-723.

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