Validating a measure of life satisfaction in older adolescents and testing invariance across time and gender
MetadataShow full item record
The general purpose of this study was to explore the measurement of life satisfaction in older adolescents over time using a nationally representative sample. One specific aim was to capitalize on a pre-existing dataset that included a measure of life satisfaction yet to be validated. Another specific aim was to examine the measurement invariance of the best fitting model for this scale across gender, time, and the interaction of these two variables. Participants (N = 7643) completed a 12-item scale designed as part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project. Participants of the 2003 Cohort completed this scale across three waves. Single-group confirmatory factor analyses supported the superiority of a two-factor model (i.e., current life satisfaction; satisfaction with future prospects) of life satisfaction in the overall sample and across gender and time. Results from a series of multi-group confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the two-factor model exhibited strong measurement invariance (i.e., configural, metric, scalar, invariant factor co/variances and uniqueness) across gender, time, and gender × time. Collectively, these findings support the LSAY scale as a stable measure of perceived life satisfaction in older Australian adolescents.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
O’Neill, Patrick Brennan (2011)In the context of widespread downsizing and restructuring, job insecurity has emerged as a prolific stressor in modern working life. While previous research has linked job insecurity to diminished job satisfaction, scholars ...
Psychometric properties of a short form of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D-10) scale for screening depressive symptoms in healthy community dwelling older adultsMohebbi, M.; Nguyen, V.; McNeil, J.; Woods, R.; Nelson, M.; Shah, R.; Storey, E.; Murray, A.; Reid, Christopher; Kirpach, B.; Wolfe, R.; Lockery, J.; Berk, M. (2017)© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Background: The 10-item Center for the Epidemiological Studies of Depression Short Form (CES-D-10) is a widely used self-report measure of depression symptomatology. The aim of this study is to ...
Johnson, Sarah E. (2010)Parental time pressure, in terms of actual workload and subjective reports, is high and likely to increase in the future, with ongoing implications for personal wellbeing. The combination of parenting young children and ...