Social Indicators Research

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 135–160 | Cite as

A First Study of the Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale with Adolescents

  • Rich Gilman
  • E. Scott Huebner
  • James E. Laughlin


The psychometric properties of the MultidimensionalStudents’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS: Huebner, 1994) were assessed with a sample of adolescents fromgrades 9–12. Results of confirmatory factor analysessupported the hypothesized factor structure. Further,evidence for the convergent and discriminant validityof the instrument was obtained. Acceptable internalconsistency estimates for the Total and domain scoreswere also obtained. These psychometric propertieswere similar to findings of the MSLSS with youngerchildren. Limitations and future researchconsiderations were discussed.


Life Satisfaction Factor Structure Psychometric Property Satisfaction Scale Life Satisfaction Scale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rich Gilman
    • 1
  • E. Scott Huebner
    • 1
  • James E. Laughlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Counseling and Psychological ServicesGeorgia State UniversityAtlanta

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