Relational Well-being: An Indigenous Perspective and Measure

McCubbin, L., McCubbin, H. I., Zhang, W., Kehl, L., & Strøm, I. F. (2013). Relational Well-being: An Indigenous Perspective and Measure. Family Relations, 62(2), 354-365. doi:10.1111/fare.12007

Relational Well-being (RWB II), an indigenous, culture-based 14-item measure rooted in beliefs and values emphasizing family, ancestors, culture, and harmony with nature, was developed and tested with a sample (N?=?810) of indigenous Hawaiians in Hawaii. Exploratory factor analysis (n?=?408), confirmatory factor analysis (n ?=?402), test of invariance, and tests of reliability and validity confirmed the psychometric quality of RWB II. The applicability of the composite index of Relational Well-being II as well as its six underlying factors (Resilience, Community Involvement, Financial Stability, Cultural Practice, Family Commitment, and Health Care) to family theory of resilience, research, and education are discussed.