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Psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS): secondary analysis of the Mexican Health and Aging Study

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, December 2016
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Title
Psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS): secondary analysis of the Mexican Health and Aging Study
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12955-016-0573-9
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Mariana López-Ortega, Sara Torres-Castro, Oscar Rosas-Carrasco

Abstract

The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) has been widely used and has proven to be a valid and reliable instrument for assessing satisfaction with life in diverse population groups, however, research on satisfaction with life and validation of different measuring instruments in Mexican adults is still lacking. The objective was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in a representative sample of Mexican adults. This is a methodological study to evaluate a satisfaction with life scale in a sample of 13,220 Mexican adults 50 years of age or older from the 2012 Mexican Health and Aging Study. The scale's reliability (internal consistency) was analysed using Cronbach's alpha and inter-item correlations. An exploratory factor analysis was also performed. Known-groups validity was evaluated comparing good-health and bad-health participants. Comorbidity, perceived financial situation, self-reported general health, depression symptoms, and social support were included to evaluate the validity between these measures and the total score of the scale using Spearman's correlations. The analysis of the scale's reliability showed good internal consistency (α = 0.74). The exploratory factor analysis confirmed the existence of a unique factor structure that explained 54% of the variance. SWLS was related to depression, perceived health, financial situation, and social support, and these relations were all statistically significant (P < .01). There was significant difference in life satisfaction between the good- and bad-health groups. Results show good internal consistency and construct validity of the SWLS. These results are comparable with results from previous studies. Meeting the study's objective to validate the scale, the results show that the Spanish version of the SWLS is a reliable and valid measure of satisfaction with life in the Mexican context.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 162 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 17%
Lecturer 22 14%
Student > Bachelor 19 12%
Researcher 16 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Other 23 14%
Unknown 43 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 39 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 34 21%
Social Sciences 12 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 7%
Mathematics 4 2%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 51 31%

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#8,326,114
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#702
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#161,042
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#60
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