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Farokhnezhad Afshar P, Foroughan M, Ajri-Khameslou M, Bahramnezhad F, Rashedi V. Reliability and Validity of Place Attachment Scale among Iranian Older Adults. Elderly Health Journal. 2020; 6 (2) :98-102
URL: http://ehj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-182-en.html
Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran , m_foroughan@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Place attachment is a sense of comfort of people in their neighborhood. Aged people are sensitive to changes in their environment. This study aimed to find the reliability and validity of the Place Attachment Scale (PAS) among Iranian older adults.
Methods: This was a methodological study in which the study population consisted of 550 elderly people living in Tehran. Data were collected through PAS. Data analysis was performed using IBM SPSS statistics v.22 and LISREL v.20 software via Pearson correlation test, independent t-test, Cronbach’s alpha, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis.
Results: Face validity of the PAS was confirmed by a panel of experts. Internal consistency of PAS was 0.95. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the construct validity of the PAS (CFI= 1.00, GFI= 0.98, RMSEA= 0.05) . The mean score of the participants' PAS was 23.78 ± 7.58 that was indicative of a moderate level of place attachment. 
Conclusion: PAS is a suitable tool for assessing Place Attachment among Iranian older adults.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/12/24 | Accepted: 2020/12/2 | Published: 2020/12/28

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