About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A brief measure of global life satisfaction.
Example My life is going well. (Strongly Disagree, Moderately Disagree, Mildly Disagree, Mildly Agree, Moderately Agree, Strongly Agree)
Link https://ww2.cas.sc.edu/psyc/sites/default/files/directory_files/huebslss.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 7
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 10
Age 8-14
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .80
Test retest 1-2 weeks, r= .74
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single-factor so
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Piers Harris self concept subscale, r=.53, happiness subscale, r=.53 and anxiety subscale, r= .35; Dimensions of Temperament Survey – Revised (DOTS-R) mood scale, r= .34; Bradburn's Happiness Item, r= .36; Andrews Withey Life Satisfaction Scale, r= .62
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Huebner, E. S. (1991). Initial development of the student's life satisfaction scale. School Psychology International, 12(3), 231-240. doi:10.1177/0143034391123010