Social Indicators Research

, Volume 60, Issue 1–3, pp 115–122 | Cite as

An Introduction to the Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale

  • E. Scott Huebner
  • Rich Gilman


QOL researchers have primarily focusedtheir attention on adults. The purpose of thispresentation is to describe the rationale,development, and psychometric properties of amultidimensional life satisfaction scaleappropriate for children and youth, theMultidimensional Students' Life SatisfactionScale (MSLSS: Huebner, 1994; Huebner et al.,1998). This multidimensional self-report scalewas designed for use with students from thirdthrough the twelfth grades. The currentversion of the MSLSS includes 40 items intendedto assess satisfaction with five specificdomains (School, Self, Family, Friends, andLiving Environment). The presentation willsummarize a series of recent studies assessingits reliability, factor structure, andconvergent and discriminant validity. Additionally, the potential usefulness ofchildren's life satisfaction scales forresearch and clinical applications werediscussed.


Life Satisfaction Clinical Application Factor Structure Psychometric Property Discriminant Validity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Scott Huebner
    • 1
  • Rich Gilman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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