Swami, Viren and Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas (2009) Psychometric evaluation of the Malay satisfaction with life scale. Social Indicators Research, 92 (1). pp. 25-33. ISSN 0303-8300
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-008-9295-7
The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) is one of the most widely used scales for the measurement of subjective well-being across the globe, but no satisfactory version exists for use among Malay-speaking populations. The present study reports on the translation of a new Malay SWLS and examines its psychometric properties in a community sample of 816 Malay and 738 Chinese participants from Malaysia. Results showed that the Malay SWLS had good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.83). Confirmatory factor analysis showed support for a unidimensional factor structure which remained invariant across sex and ethnic group. These results suggest that the Malay SWLS is a valid and reliable measure of life satisfaction for Malay-speaking samples, and extends the list of available scales for measuring subjective well-being among such groups.
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