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ERIC Number: EJ801454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Development and Validation of a Life Satisfaction Scale for Chinese Elders
Lou, W. Q. Vivian; Chi, Iris; Mjelde-Mossey, Lee Ann
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v67 n2 p149-170 2008
This study reports the development and validation of a culturally sensitive, domain-specific measure of life satisfaction for Chinese Elders--The Life Satisfaction Scale-Chinese ("LSS-C"). The "LSS-C" was administered to 1,502 randomly-selected older Chinese persons in three newly developed towns in Mainland China. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a conceptually meaningful two-factor model--one of instrumental needs of daily life and one of social and relational needs. Criterion-related validity was satisfactory when positively correlated with a single-item global life satisfaction measure and the Life Satisfaction Index A, and negatively correlated with the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. The reliability of the eight-item scale was satisfactory, with the internal consistency coefficient equal to 0.78 and the split half coefficient equal to 0.81. "LSS-C" was direct and easy to administer, and it is recommended for use on Chinese elders. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China