This study is the first attempt to examine the validity of the Expressions of Spirituality Inventory (ESI-R) for use in the Czech context. Data were obtained via online survey from 222 emerging adults (18-25 years; 82% women), with a background in helping professions. Structural equation modelling revealed reasonably good support for structural validity of the ESI-R factor model. In addition, all of the dimension scores showed acceptable inter-item consistency. However, our findings presumptively point to problems with measurement non-invariance as some items were observed to correlate with different dimensions than expected. Overall, these findings are consistent with cross-cultural research on ESI-R showing that the ESI-R has structural but not measurement invariance at the item and dimension level and provide support for further use of the ESI-R with Czech respondents.
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Gabrhel, V., & Ježek, S. (2017). Factor validity and internal consistency of the Expressions of Spirituality Inventory – Revised (ESI-R): The Czech context. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 36 (1). http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24972/ijts.2017.36.1.101