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Table 5 Cronbach α coefficients of the six sub-scales across studies

From: Using Ryff’s scales of psychological well-being in adolescents in mainland China

Sub-scale AU EM PG PL PR SA
Present study .60 .70 .71 .78 .78 .75
Ryff and Keyes (1995) .37 .49 .40 .33 .56 .52
Van Dierendonck (2004) .47 .51 .50 .24 .40 .60
Cheng and Chan (2005) .55 .63 52 .68 .65 .56
Li (2014) .60 .75 .74 .73 .71 .75
Chan et al. (2017) .77 .87 .82 .88 .77 .80
  1. AU Autonomy, EM Environment mastery, PG Personal growth, PL Purpose in life, PR Positive relations with others, SA Self-acceptance