Measurement Invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Student’s Life Satisfaction Scale Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults Across 23 Cultural Contexts

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dc.contributor.author Arasa, Josephine N
dc.contributor.author Amina, Abubakar
dc.contributor.author Fons, van de Vijver
dc.contributor.author Itziar, Alonso-Arbiol
dc.contributor.author Boer, Diana
dc.contributor.author Ozgur, Celenk
dc.contributor.author Radosveta, Dimitrova
dc.contributor.author Ferreira, Maria Cristina
dc.contributor.author Fischer, Ronald
dc.contributor.author Mbebeb, Fomba Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author Frías, María Teresa
dc.contributor.author Fresno, Andrés
dc.contributor.author Gillath, Omri
dc.contributor.author Harb, Charles
dc.contributor.author Handani, Penny
dc.contributor.author Hapunda, Given
dc.contributor.author Kamble, Shanmukh
dc.contributor.author Kosic, Marianna
dc.contributor.author Looh, Joseph Lah
dc.contributor.author Mazrui, Lubna
dc.contributor.author Mendia, Rafael Emilio
dc.contributor.author Murugami, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Mason-Li, Mei
dc.contributor.author Pandia, Weny Savitry
dc.contributor.author Perdomo, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Schachner, Maja
dc.contributor.author Sim, Samantha
dc.contributor.author Spencer, Rosario
dc.contributor.author Suryani, Angela
dc.contributor.author Tair, Ergyul
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-22T11:31:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-22T11:31:44Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2904
dc.description A Journal article co -authored by Dr. Josephine Arasa, a Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences at USIU Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract There is hardly any cross-cultural research on the measurement invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scales (BMSLSS). The current article evaluates the measurement invariance of the BMSLSS across cultural contexts. This cross-sectional study sampled 7,739 adolescents and emerging adults in 23 countries. A multi-group confirmatory factor analysis showed a good fit of configural and partial measurement weights invariance models, indicating similar patterns and strengths in factor loading for both adolescents and emerging adults across various countries. We found insufficient evidence for scalar invariance in both the adolescents’ and the emerging adults’ samples. A multi-level confirmatory factor analysis indicated configural invariance of the structure at country and individual level. Internal consistency, evaluated by alpha and omega coefficients per country, yielded acceptable results. The translated BMSLSS across different cultural contexts presents good psychometric characteristics similar to what has been reported in the original scale, though scalar invariance remains problematic. Our results indicate that the BMSLSS forms a brief measure of life satisfaction, which has accrued substantial evidence of construct validity, thus suitable for use in cross-cultural surveys with adolescents and emerging adults, although evaluation of degree of invariance must be carried out to ensure its suitability for mean comparisons. en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment en_US
dc.subject confirmatory factor analysis en_US
dc.subject factor structure en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural en_US
dc.subject invariance en_US
dc.title Measurement Invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Student’s Life Satisfaction Scale Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults Across 23 Cultural Contexts en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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