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Social Indicators Research

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 13–23 | Cite as

Turkish Validity Examination of the Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale

  • Sezgin Irmak
  • Ayşe KuruüzümEmail author
Article

Abstract

The validation studies of the Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS) have been conducted with samples from different nations but mostly from western individualistic cultures. Life satisfaction and its constructs could differ depending on cultural characteristics and life satisfaction scales should be validated in different cultures before using as measurement tools. This paper exhibits the validation study of the MSLSS in the collectivistic Turkish context and the study was conducted among 959 high school and primary school students. The MSLSS was found to be reliable and valid for the Turkish context with a few exceptions.

Keywords

Life satisfaction Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale Validity Turkey 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This study was supported by Akdeniz University Scientific Research Projects Unit.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Akdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey

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