The Romanian version of the Satisfaction With Life Scale
aUniversity Transilvania of Brasov,
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) is one of the most widely used scales for the measurement of subjective well-being. The present study presents the translation of the SWLS in Romanian and examines its psychometric properties in a sample of 342 Romanian students. Results showed that the SWLS had good internal consistency; the Alfa Cronbach coefficient obtained for the entire scale is .82. There are no gender differences. Confirmatory factor analysis showed support for a unidimensional factor structure, the indicators showing a good model fit. The solution with one factor was obtained by all the researchers who tested the structure of SWLS after its translation in different languages. These results suggest that the Romanian SWLS is a valid and reliable measure of life satisfaction. Although the SWLS is extensively studied and shows good psychometric properties including validity, internal consistency, and test–retest reliability, there are still important issues that need to be addressed. Future investigations should consider assessing the temporal stability of this instrument.
Cuvinte cheie: Analiză factorială confirmatorie, psihologie pozitivă, satisfacția cu viața, stare de bine.
Keywords: Confirmatory factor analysis, positive psychology, satisfaction with life, well-being.
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