Turkish Validity Examination of the Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale

IRMAK S., Kuruuezuem A.

SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, vol.92, no.1, pp.13-23, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11205-008-9284-x
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-23
  • Keywords: Life satisfaction, Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale, Validity, Turkey, YOUTH
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The validation studies of the Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS) have been conducted with samples from different nations but mostly from western individualistic cultures. Life satisfaction and its constructs could differ depending on cultural characteristics and life satisfaction scales should be validated in different cultures before using as measurement tools. This paper exhibits the validation study of the MSLSS in the collectivistic Turkish context and the study was conducted among 959 high school and primary school students. The MSLSS was found to be reliable and valid for the Turkish context with a few exceptions.