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ERIC Number: EJ1226033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0655
Developing the Adolescent Happiness Scale: Validity and Reliability Study = Ergen Mutluluk Ölçeginin Gelistirilmesi: Geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalismasi
Isik, Serife; Üzbe Atalay, Nazife
Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, v9 n3 p673-696 2019
The purpose of the current study is to develop the Adolescent Happiness Scale (AHS). A systematic approach was utilized for developing the scale. In this study, the data were collected from 1136 adolescents including 490 females and 646 males between 11-17 years of age. The psychometric properties of AHS were analyzed by means of item analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, criterion-related validity, internal consistency and test-retest methods. The exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses results revealed that the scale had a single-factor structure. Within the scope of the criterion-related validity studies, significant positive correlations were found between AHS and positive affects and overall happiness levels, and a significant negative correlation was found between AHS and negative affects. The internal consistency coefficient of AHS was 0.92 for the first study and 0.91 for the second study. Test-retest reliability coefficient was determined to be 0.74. In conclusion, AHS can be recommended as a reliable and valid tool in measuring the happiness level of adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishTurkish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey