Reliability and Validity of a Brief Life Satisfaction Scale with a High School Sample Article DOI:
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 Abstract
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.
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