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Social Indicators Research

, Volume 98, Issue 2, pp 265–271 | Cite as

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Persian Adaptation of Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS)

  • Gissou Hatami
  • Niloofar MotamedEmail author
  • Mahshid Ashrafzadeh
Article

Abstract

Validity and reliability of Persian adaptation of MSLSS in the 12–18 years, middle and high school students (430 students in grades 6–12 in Bushehr port, Iran) using confirmatory factor analysis by means of LISREL statistical package were checked. Internal consistency reliability estimates (Cronbach’s coefficient α) were all above the conventional criterion of 0.70 for all factors indicating adequate reliability of the factors. Cronbach’s coefficient α of the total scale was 0.83. The pattern matrix appeared by and large to be consistent with previous investigations of the MSLSS using exploratory factor analytic methods. It seems this Persian adaptation of the MSLSS offers a reliable and valid means of assessing Iranian middle and high school students’ life satisfaction. Using that as a screening tool in schools may help in discriminating between different domains responsible for child and youth problems.

Keywords

Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS) Life satisfaction Persian adaptation Iran 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors would like to acknowledge the vice chancellor of research of Bushehr university of Medical Sciences for funding this project (Grant number 1739).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gissou Hatami
    • 1
  • Niloofar Motamed
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mahshid Ashrafzadeh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Bushehr Medical FacultyBushehr University of Medical SciencesBushehrIran
  2. 2.Department of Community Medicine, Bushehr Medical FacultyBushehr University of Medical SciencesBushehrIran
  3. 3.Bushehr University of Medical SciencesBushehrIran

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