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Erratum to: psychometric evaluation of the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) in Chinese adolescents – a methodological study

  • Cheng Guo1Email author,
  • Göran Tomson1, 2,
  • Jizhi Guo3,
  • Xiangyun Li3,
  • Christina Keller4 and
  • Fredrik Söderqvist5, 6
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes201614:1

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-015-0404-4

Received: 28 December 2015

Accepted: 29 December 2015

Published: 7 January 2016

The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2015 13:198

Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained two mistakes. The text on page 5 reading, “Floor effects were negligible for all items (2 %–14 %) while substantial ceiling effects were observed except Item 4 (30 %–40 %)” should instead have read, “Floor effects were negligible (2 %–14 %) while substantial ceiling effects were observed for all items (30 %–40 %) except Item 4”.

In Table 5 (Table 1 here), there is a mistake in the ordering of items. The corrected table can be seen below.
Table 1

Distribution in percentage on the lowest and highest rating scale for the items

Item

Label

Lowest rating

Highest rating

Item 1

Happiness, joy

1.5 %

30.8 %

Item 2

Interested in life

1.7 %

34.1 %

Item 3

Content/satisfied

3.0 %

30.5 %

Item 4

That you have something important to contribute to the society

8.9 %

12.9 %

Item 5

That you belong to a community

13.9 %

33.9 %

Item 6

That our society is becoming a better place for all people

8.2 %

31.7 %

Item 7

That people are basically good

5.7 %

32.6 %

Item 8

That the way society works is logical

5.3 %

32.5 %

Item 9

That you like most of your personality

3.3 %

39.8 %

Item 10

That you are good at managing responsibility for your daily life

3.0 %

36.2 %

Item11

That you have warm and confident relationships with others

2.8 %

37.1 %

Item12

That you experience things that will make you grow as a person

3.6 %

29.4 %

Item13

That you have the confidence to have your own thoughts and that you dare to express them

4.1 %

32.1 %

Item14

That life has a purpose

2.9 %

36.9 %

Notes

Declarations

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet
(2)
Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet
(3)
School of Management, Weifang Medical University
(4)
Jönköping University, International Business School
(5)
Center for Clinical Research, Uppsala University, County hospital
(6)
Competence Center for Health, County Council of Västmanland, Västerås Hospital

Reference

  1. Guo C, Tomson G, Guo J, Li X, Keller C, Söderqvist F. Psychometric evaluation of the Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) in Chinese adolescents – a methodological study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015;13:198. doi:10.1186/s12955-015-0394-2.PubMedPubMed CentralView ArticleGoogle Scholar

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