A proposal to measure a modulator of the experience of enjoyment: The gaudiebility scale

Ferran Padrós, Jordi Fernández-Castro

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Abstract

This study adopts a theoretical and empirical approach to the concept of gaudiebility which has been defined as the set of mediators (skills, beliefs and lifestyles) which regulate the enjoyment that people experience. The psychometric properties of the Gaudiebility Scale were analyzed in three samples (N= 371, 202, and 369). This scale is made up by 23 items. It shows an internal structure of one factor, high internal consistency, and high test-retest reliability. Relationships between gaudiebility and mood states, quality of life, clinical depression, frequency of exposure to potential reinforcements and self-reported enjoyability were tested. Empirical data indicate that the Gaudiebility Scale presents a satisfactory validity and reliability. These results strengthen and support the proposal of a gaudiebility as a useful construct for research in psychology. © Intern. Jour. Psych. Psychol. Ther.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-430
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Enjoy
  • Enjoyability
  • Happiness
  • Quality of life
  • Well-being

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