the Multidimensional Students Life Satisfaction Scale
for Malaysian Adolescents
Mr. Chin Wen Cong
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Life satisfaction is a crucial indicator of adolescent mental health.
Huebner (2001) developed the 40-item Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS) for the assessment of adolescents’ satisfaction with family, school, self, friends, and living environment.
The 18-item version of the MSLSS (MSLSS-18; Sawatzky et al., 2009) is as valid as the original version of the MSLSS.
The validity evidence of the MSLSS-18 remains unclear in the context of Malaysia.
The present study aimed to validate the MSLSS-18 among Malaysian adolescents using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).
Malay version of MSLSS-18 translated by Yaacob et al. (2012) using the back-to-back translation method.