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Social Indicators Research

, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 617–628 | Cite as

Validation of the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale in a Sample of Chinese University Students

  • Shengquan Ye
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Abstract

The study aims at validating the Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale (TSWLS; Pavot et al., 1998, `The Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale', Journal of Personality Assessment 70, pp. 340–354) in a non-western context. Data from 646 Chinese university students (330 females and 316 males) supported the three-factor structure of the TSWLS. However, the first and fifth items in each subscale (past, present, and future) showed a series of problems. With these items excluded, the 9-item model provided a better fit to the data than the 15-item model while the factor structure remained almost unchanged. The author recommends that the 9-item TSWLS be used to measure temporal life satisfaction.

Key words

Chinese university students Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale (TSWLS) validation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shengquan Ye
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  1. 1.Faculty of Education The University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina

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