Volume 15, Issue 1 (Spring 2020)                   Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2020, 15(1): 42-53 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. & Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. , yabolfathi@gmail.com
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Objectives: Studies show that the relationship between Grandchildren and Grandparents affects the health and quality of life of both groups. Currently There is no tool to evaluate the relationship in Iran. The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Relationship of Grandchild- Grandparents Elder-Conger.
Methods & Materials: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 505 students aged 9-17 years in Jahrom City in 2018.  The Cluster sampling was used to select participants and to collect data. The Internal consistency reliability evaluated by Cronbach's alpha and used Content Validity Index (CVI). Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS V. 23 and AMOS.
Results: The study population included the Mean±SD of age 12.88±2.67 year. The CVI was 0.98. The questions were approved by experts in terms of being simplified, clear, and understandable. Internal Consistency obtained through Cronbach's alpha was 0.89; for emotional dimension of grandchildren toward grandparents was 0.84; and for participation dimension was 0.83. Result of construct validity showed that questionnaire  was Fitness. (GFI=0.964, CMIN=2.504, AGFI=0.938, RMSEA=0.059).
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that this questionnaire was of desirable Reliability and Validity. It is suggested that more studies on evaluation reliability and validity are done.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: gerontology
Received: 2018/12/04 | Accepted: 2019/12/22 | Published: 2020/04/01

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