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Table 5 Internal Consistency of items in the NLES

From: Measuring emotional and social wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations: an analysis of a Negative Life Events Scale

NLES item removed Carer sample α Householder sample α
Serious illness 0.80 0.80
Serious accident 0.80 0.79
Death of family member or close friend 0.81 0.79
Divorce or separation 0.81 0.79
Not able to get a job 0.81 0.80
Lost job 0.81 0.80
Alcohol related problems 0.79 0.78
Drug related problems 0.79 0.78
Seeing fights or people beaten up 0.79 0.78
Abuse or violent crime 0.79 0.78
Trouble with the police 0.79 0.78
Gambling problem 0.80 0.78
Member of family sent to jail 0.80 0.79
Overcrowding at home 0.79 0.80
Discrimination/Racism 0.80 0.78
Vandalism or Malicious damage to property 0.79 0.77
All negative life events included 0.81 0.80