A Validation Study of the Savoring Beliefs Inventory in Taiwan


Research has shown that savoring, a capacity of perceived control over positive emotions, is largely independent of the capacity about coping (Bryant, 2003). Although the concept of savoring has received more and more attention by the study of positive psychology, relatively little research has focus on savoring in Taiwan. Bryant (2003) proposed a Savoring Beliefs Inventory (SBI), which is a measure designed to assess attitudes toward savoring positive experience within three temporal orientations: the past (reminiscence), the present moment (present enjoyment), and the future (anticipation). The aim of this study was to examine the measurement characteristics of the Traditional Chinese version SBI (C-SBI) in Taiwan. Based on the English version SBI, we adapted a series of back translation method to develop the C- SBI. This inventory is consist of 12 items to measure savoring beliefs. The scale was tested with 356 Taiwanese participants. All of them are office workers, 63% were female and 37% were male. Age between 23-60. Results showed that: (1) reliability of the four scores (anticipating pleasure, present moment pleasure, reminiscing pleasure, and total score) was relatively good; (2) the factor analysis demonstrated that data fit the three-factor model. However, some of the subscale items are not identical with those of the original SBI. These results show that the C-SBI is a valid and valuable scale to measure attitudes regarding the ability to savor positive experience. However, continued evaluation of the tool and other subscales of C-SBI is required. The implication of such results is discussed.

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Tzu-Ling Lai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Yi-Min Lo, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACSS2023
Stream: Psychology & Social Psychology

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To cite this article:
Lai T., & Lo Y. (2023) A Validation Study of the Savoring Beliefs Inventory in Taiwan ISSN: 2186-2303 – The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-2303.2023.21
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-2303.2023.21

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