Factor replication of the Reduced Laffrey Health Conception Scale.
Hong OS; Lusk SL; Klem L
J Nurs Meas 2000 Sep; 8(2):105-116
This study replicated the factor model for the Reduced Laffrey Health Conception Scale (RLHCS), which was originally developed by Laffrey (1986) and reduced by Lusk, Kerr, and Baer (1995). Two independent samples of construction workers (n = 697 and n = 510) were used. The samples were predominately Caucasian males (over 97%), with mean ages of 35 and 38 years, respectively. Principal components factor analysis with direct oblimin rotation and structural equation modeling were used to replicate factors and to test the equality of the three observed covariance matrices (factory workers and two groups of construction workers), respectively. Results replicated the two-factor structure (clinical health and overall wellness) found in the earlier study with factory workers (Lusk et al., 1995) and demonstrated factor invariance across different samples.
Models; Construction; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Occupational-health; Age-groups
Journal of Nursing Measurement
University of Michigan, School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan