Translation and validation of the Malay subjective happiness scale

Swami, Viren (2008) Translation and validation of the Malay subjective happiness scale. Social Indicators Research, 88 (2). pp. 247-353. ISSN 0303-8300

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-007-9195-2

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 10:45
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2009 12:06
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/6050

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