About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A very brief, global measure of life satisfaction developed for use with adults but which has been used with adolescents.
Example In most ways my life is close to my ideal
Link https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a113/c59c6ce6f8a3cc6fbcd4968f54cde74ad25f.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 5
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 14-17
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .78
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single-factor so
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Loneliness ( Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale ), r= -.49; Psychological maturity, r= .40; Social acceptance, r= .38; Physical attractiveness r=.32/ Happiness r= .69 (questions selected for study)
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Neto, F. (1993). The satisfaction with life scale: Psychometrics properties in an adolescent sample. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 22(2), 125-134. doi:10.1007/bf01536648