About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Family; Friends; School; Self; Living Environment
Description A questionnaire designed to provide a profile of children’s satisfaction with important, specific domains in their lives and to assess children's general overall life satisfaction.
Example My friend's treat me well
Link https://ww2.cas.sc.edu/psyc/sites/default/files/directory_files/huebslssmanual_0.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 40
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 .70-.90
Test retest Over 2 and 4 weeks, r= [.70,.90]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 5-factor model
Chi-square(730)= 1616.40
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MLSS) school domain correlated with Quality of School Life Questionnaire, r= .68; MLSS friends domain correlated with Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Scale, r= .56; MLSS family domain correlated with the Behavioral Assessment Scale for Children, r= .61
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Predicts internalising symptoms after 1 year, r= .30 and 2 years, r= .23; Predicts externalising symptoms after 1 year, r= .32 and 2 years, r= .30
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Haranin, E. C., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2007). Predictive and incremental validity of global and domain-based adolescent life satisfaction reports. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25(2), 127–138. doi:10.1177/0734282906295620
Huebner, E. S. (2001). Manual for the Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale. Retrieved from https://ww2.cas.sc.edu/psyc/sites/default/files/directory_files/huebslssmanual_0.pdf
Huebner, E. S., & Gilman, R. (2002). An introduction to the Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale. Social Indicators Research, 60, 115-122. doi:10.1007/978-94-015-9970-2_5
Greenspoon, P. J., & Saklofske, D. H. (1998). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 25(5), 965–971. doi:10.1016/s0191-8869(98)00115-9