Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 41–54

Reliability and Validity of a Brief Life Satisfaction Scale with a High School Sample

  • Benjamin A. FunkIII
  • E. Scott Huebner
  • Robert F. Valois

DOI: 10.1007/s10902-005-0869-7

Cite this article as:
Funk, B.A., Huebner, E.S. & Valois, R.F. J Happiness Stud (2006) 7: 41. doi:10.1007/s10902-005-0869-7


This study investigated the psychometric properties of a brief life satisfaction scale, the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (Huebner et al., 2004a), with a high school age sample. The results revealed preliminary evidence of internal consistency, two-week test–retest reliability, construct validity, and criterion-related validity for research purposes. Expected demographic effects were also obtained. Overall, the findings suggest that the BMSLSS may provide a useful indicator of adolescent life satisfaction in studies in which brevity of measures is an important consideration.


life satisfaction measurement adolescence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin A. FunkIII
  • E. Scott Huebner
    • 1
  • Robert F. Valois
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia

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