The reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Life Management Strategies: Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Questionnaire (SOC questionnaire) were investigated in a Hong Kong Chinese older adults sample. The internal consistency, construct validity, convergent validity and discriminant validity of the Chinese version of SOC questionnaire were also established. The SOC questionnaire demonstrated acceptable internal consistency including the three subscales: Elective Selection subscale, Optimization subscale, and Compensation subscale. In terms of construct validity, the Chinese version of SOC questionnaire correlated negatively with depressive symptoms assessed by the Center for Epidemiological Studies of Depression (CES-D) scale. Moreover, the construct validity of the SOC questionnaire was demonstrated by the positive association between the SOC questionnaire and self esteem and life satisfaction. Finally, the convergent and discriminant validity of the SOC questionnaire were also established by the significant association between all three subscales of the SOC questionnaire and Openness Factor of Neo-Five Factor Inventory and non-significant relationship between all three subscales of the SOC questionnaire and Agreeableness Factor of Neo-Five Factor Inventory. Copyright © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc.
CitationChou, K.-L., & Chi, I. (2001). Selection, optimization, and compensation questionnaire: A validation study with Chinese older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 24(1-2), 141-151. doi: 10.1300/J018v24n01_10