About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description Brief version of he Multidimensional student life satisfaction scale.
Example I would describe my satisfaction with my school experience as a) Terrible b) Unhappy c) Mostly dissatisfied d) Mixed (about equa
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/pr0.94.1.351-356

Implementation details

No. of items 6
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .75-.78
Test retest 2 weeks, r= .91; After 1 year, r= .52
Inter-rater reliability Parent and youth agreement, ICC= .51, 95 % CI= [.41,.60]
EFA Single higher-or
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale, r= .66; Students' Life Satisfaction Scale, r= .62
Construct validity Positive and Negative Affect Schedule-Child version (PANAS-C): Positive Affect, r=.43 and Negative Affect, r=-.27; Questionnaire-I Self-Esteem Scale, r= .62
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Predicts grades 1 year later, r= .23; Times not done homework in a year, r= -.23; All domains on student engagement scale 1 year later, r= [.21,.35]
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Huebner, E. S., Antaramian, S. P., Hills, K. J., Lewis, A. D., & Saha, R. (2011). Stability and predictive validity of the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale. Child Indicators Research, 4(1), 161-168. doi:10.1007/s12187-010-9082-2
Huebner, E. S., Seligson, J. L., Valois, R. F., & Suldo, S. M. (2006). A review of the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale. Social Indicators Research, 79(3), 477-484. doi:10.1007/s11205-005-5395-9
Seligson, J. L., Huebner, E. S., & Valois, R. F. (2003). Preliminary validation of the brief multidimensional students' life satisfaction scale (BMSLSS). Social Indicators Research, 61, 121-145. doi:10.1023/A:1021326822957