Psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Duke University Religion Index in college students and community residents in China.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A Chinese version of the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) was developed and the psychometric properties were assessed. The study was conducted in two separate samples of 1,285 college students and 2,564 community residents. To assess test-retest reliability, the DUREL was re-administered after 1 wk. to 105 college students and 199 community residents. In both samples, three factors were extracted using principal components factor analysis with Promax rotation, which is consistent with the scale content. Internal consistency reliability was acceptable. Test-retest ICCs ranged from .45 to .89 in college students and .75 to .93 in community residents. The Chinese version of the DUREL is a useful measure of religiosity in Mandarin-speaking populations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, Z; Rong, Y; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 115 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 443

PubMed ID

  • 25153847

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2941

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2466/08.17.PR0.115c19z8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States