Social Indicators Research

, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 477–484 | Cite as

A Review of the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale

  • E. Scott HuebnerEmail author
  • Julie L. Seligson
  • Robert F. Valois
  • Shannon M. Suldo


There are few psychometrically sound measures of life satisfaction suitable for children and adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to describe the rationale, development, and psychometric properties of a brief multidimensional life satisfaction scale appropriate for use with children of ages 8–18. The paper summarizes extant studies of its reliability and validity and discusses essential future research. Additionally, the potential uses of the BMSLSS in research and practice are elaborated.

Key words

children life satisfaction measurement youth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Scott Huebner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julie L. Seligson
    • 2
  • Robert F. Valois
    • 3
  • Shannon M. Suldo
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Montgomery County School DistrictRockvilleUSA
  3. 3.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.University of South FloridaUSA

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