Development and Psychometric Analysis of the Questionnaire on Students’ Life Difficulties


  • Ani Grigoryan Yerevan State University
  • Astghik Serobyan Yerevan State University
  • Narine Khachatryan Yerevan State University



Life difficulties , questionnaire development, categorical principal component analysis, thematic analysis on brief texts, reliability


The article presents the process of development and psychometric analysis of the questionnaire on Students’ life difficulties. The questionnaire was developed in two stages using qualitative and quantitative methods. The data collection of the first stage was carried out using open-ended questions based on а sample of 360 students. The data were analyzed through the method of thematic analysis on brief texts, and the initial version of the questionnaire was developed. The second stage of data collection was based on а sample of 318 students. As a result of psychometric analysis, a reliable and valid tool for studying students’ life difficulties was developed. It can be used in research aimed at studying students’ life difficulties and the socio-psychological variables associated with them.

Author Biographies

Ani Grigoryan, Yerevan State University

Junior researcher, "Personality and social context" research lab., YSU

Astghik Serobyan, Yerevan State University

"Personality and social context" research lab., YSU, Lecturer, Chair of Personality Psychology, YSU.

Narine Khachatryan, Yerevan State University

Head of the Chair of Personality Psychology, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor


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How to Cite

Grigoryan, A., Serobyan, A., & Khachatryan, N. (2022). Development and Psychometric Analysis of the Questionnaire on Students’ Life Difficulties. Bulletin of Yerevan University E: Philosophy, Psychology, 13(2 (38), 63–74.




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