Validation of the brief multidimensional students' life satisfaction scale among college students

  • Zullig K
  • Huebner E
  • Gilman R
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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the psychometric properties of the BMSLSS among 522 college students. Methods: Internal consistency reliability explored scale reliability, factor analysis explored construct validity, known-groups validity was assessed by use of items from the National College Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Harvard National Survey of Alcohol Use, and criterion-related validity was explored through analyses with the CDC's Health-Related Quality of Life Scale. Results: Acceptable internal consistency reliability, construct, known-groups, and criterion-related validity were established. Conclusions: These findings offer preliminary support for the BMSLSS; it could serve as part of comprehensive evaluations of subjective QOL for program evaluation and/or policy purposes among college students.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • College students
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Perceived life satisfaction
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Quality of life
  • Questionnaires
  • Risk-Taking
  • Scale development
  • Students
  • United States
  • Universities
  • alcohol
  • alcohol consumption
  • college student
  • functional assessment
  • health care policy
  • health care system
  • health survey
  • human
  • life satisfaction
  • quality adjusted life year
  • rating scale
  • reliability
  • review
  • scale up
  • validation process

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Authors

  • K J Zullig

  • E S Huebner

  • R Gilman

  • J M Patton

  • K A Murray

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