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ERIC Number: EJ804165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Translation and Validation of the Malay Subjective Happiness Scale
Swami, Viren
Social Indicators Research, v88 n2 p347-353 Sep 2008
The Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky and Lepper, "Social Indicators Research," 46, 137-155, 1999) is a brief measure for assessing subjective happiness. The reliability and validity of the Malay version of the Subjective Happiness Scale was investigated in a community sample of 290 Chinese and 227 Malays in Malaysia. Results showed that the Malay Subjective Happiness Scale has excellent internal consistency, a unitary structure, and stability over a 30-day period and across ethnic groups. Moreover, the Malay version of the scale exhibited good convergent validity with single-item happiness scales. The availability of the Malay Subjective Happiness Scale is expected to facilitate the examination of happiness in Malay-speaking populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia