Vakgroep Psychologie, Gezondheid & Technologie

Titel: Examining the psychometric properties of the Scales of Positive Mental Health (Positive Geestelijke Gezondheidsschaal, PGGS) for eating disorder patients

Aanvullende info

Type opdracht: Master

In– of extern? Extern                                                                                                      

Hoeveel studenten mogelijk? 1 a 2                                

Zelf data verzamelen? Nee

Type onderzoek? kwantitatief    

EC (10 of 30EC)? 10 of 30 EC       


Studies suggest that Psychological well-being (PWB) is impaired in eating disorder patients and that PWB changes during treatment. It is also found that the presence of PWB dimensions are critical for eating disorder recovery in addition to symptom remission. The PGGS is a self-report questionnaire which measures the core aspects of PWB. This questionnaire has however not been psychometrically tested among eating disorder patients yet. There are also no norms available currently for dutch eating disorder patients of the PGGS.

The aim of this study is to 1) examine the psychometric properties (scale structure, reliability and construct validity) of the PGGS among eating disorder patients in the Netherlands and 2) provide norms of the PGGS for dutch eating disorder patients.

Wie zoeken we?

One or two students who are interested in well-being in a clinical population (eating disorder patients) and psychometric testing/statistics.

Wat bieden we?

A dataset with at least 250 Dutch eating disorder patients with measures from the intake for specialized treatment at the Human Concern foundation. Besides the PGGS, additional well-being measures were used such as the MHC-SF, FSCRS and the SF-36.

Support and supervision.