1989．第17卷第1期（Vol. 17 No. 1）．pp. 1727
Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Somatic Scale in Hong Kong Secondary School Students
Daniel T. L. SHEK & Wai-Kwong MAK（石丹理、麥渭光）
The Somatic Scale of the Chinese University Health Questionnaire (CUHQ) was administered to 2150 Chinese secondary school students, along with several other clinical scales measuring their psychological well-being. While the results showed that its chronic and acute subscales (SOMAC and SOMAA) had acceptable reliability status, correlation between SOMAC and SOMAA was found to be substantial and these measures correlated significantly with all other indexes of psychological well-being. Data on the strengths of association between these subscales and other measures of psychological well-being and the validity of the cutoff scores associated with SOMAC and SOMAA were further reported. The applicability of the Somatic Scale as a screening instrument for assessing the mental health status of Chinese secondary school students in Hong Kong is discussed.