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Table 5 Tests of construct validity for the French-language version of the WHOQOL-SRPB

From: French-language version of the World Health Organization quality of life spirituality, religiousness and personal beliefs instrument

Abbreviated item content Differences between regular vs no religious practice or belonging Differences between religious affiliation vs. atheists Ever vs. never had a life-threatening health problem Diploma giving access to University(difference between yes/no)
Hope & Optimism     
1. Hopeful 0.34** 0.17 ns -0.09 ns -0.18*
2. Hopeful about life 0.46** 0.16 ns -0.06 ns -0.12 ns
3. Optimistic, quality of life 0.51** 0.32** 0.20 ns -0.18 ns
4. Optimistic in uncertainty 0.30* 0.16 ns -0.07 ns -0.06 ns
Meaning of life     
5. Finds meaning in life 1.17*** 0.66 *** 0.13 ns -0.14
6. Taking care of others 0.53** 0.37** 0.36 ** -0.07
7. Life has a purpose 1.36*** 0.74*** 0.27 ns -0.21
8. Here for a reason 2.05*** 1.54*** 0.17 ns -0.50***
Awe     
9. Experiences awe 0.18 ns 0.17* 0.19 * 0.07
10. Touched by beauty 0.85*** 0.82*** 0.22 ns 0.04
11. Feelings of inspiration 0.30* 0.30** 0.15 ns -0.11
12. Grateful for things 0.96** 1.02*** 0.39 ** -0.35**
Inner Peace     
13. Peaceful with yourself 0.59*** 0.09 ns -0.06 ns -0.03
14. Has inner peace 1.07*** 0.35** -0.15 ns -0.01
15. Feels peaceful 0.63*** 0.23* 0.07 ns -0.07
16. Sense of harmony 0.71*** 0.30* -0.20 ns -0.12
Wholeness     
17. Connection mind body 1.32*** 1.07*** 0.18 ns -0.24
18. Balance mind body soul 0.94*** 0.52*** -0.17 ns -.012
19. Way you live is consistent 0.62*** 0.17 ns -0.01 ns 0.02
20. Creates coherence 0.69*** 0.25* -0.05 ns 0.05
Spiritual Strength     
21. Feels spiritual strength 1.67*** 1.28*** 0.26 ns -0.20
22. Strength in difficult times 1.88*** 1.30*** 0.20 ns -0.14
23. Helps live better 1.96*** 1.46*** 0.23 ns -0.19
24. Feels happy in life 1.84*** 1.38*** 0.07 ns -0.21
Connectedness     
25. Gets through hard times 2.61*** 2.03*** 0.22 ns -0.39**
26. Tolerates stress 2.04*** 1.57*** 0.10 ns -0.37**
27. Understands others 2.59*** 1.73*** 0.11 ns -0.32**
28. Comforts, reassures 2.62*** 1.96*** 0.12 ns -0.48***
Faith     
29. Contributes to well-being 2.87*** 1.94*** 0 ns -0.35**
30. Gives you comfort 2.67*** 1.76*** 0.01 ns -0.46***
31. Gives you strength 2.64*** 1.85*** 0.07 ns -0.38**
32. Helps you enjoy life 2.69*** 1.93*** 0.02 ns -0.48***
Hope & Optimism 0.40*** 0.20* 0 ns -0.14 ns
Meaning of Life 1.30*** 0.84*** 0.24 * -0.22*
Awe 0.58*** 0.58*** 0.25 ** -0.08 ns
Inner Peace 0.76*** 0.25* -0.08 ns -0.05 ns
Wholeness 0.89*** 0.47*** -0.01 ns -0.08 ns
Spiritual Strength 1.83*** 1.35*** 0.21 ns -0.18 ns
Connectedness 2.45*** 1.83*** 0.14 ns -0.40**
Faith 2.71*** 1.87*** 0.02 ns -0.40**
Total score, 32 items 1.35*** 0.91*** 0.09 ns -0.19*
  1. * p ≤ 0.05; ** p ≤ 0.01; *** p ≤ 0.001.