Measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale by gender, age, marital status and educational level
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Measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale by gender, age, marital status and educational level

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Measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale by gender, age, marital status and educational level

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dc.contributor.author Checa Esquiva, Irene
dc.contributor.author Perales, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Espejo Tort, Begoña
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-17T12:06:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-17T12:06:10Z
dc.date.issued 2019 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/70461
dc.description.abstract Introduction The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) has shown strong evidence of acceptability, reliability, validity and invariance for gender, whereas there is mixed evidence of invariance by culture and age and the literature has not explored the roles of marital status and educational level. The SWLS should be invariant by marital status and educational level to be able to compare scores between groups. We aimed to explore the invariance of the SWLS by marital status and educational level. Method A convenience sample of 726 Spanish adults participated in a survey. We tested a one-factor model using confirmatory factor analysis. We tested the configural, metric and scalar invariance of the factorial structure of the SWLS by gender, age, marital status and level of education. Results The results show a scalar invariance by gender and educational level and a partial scalar invariance by marital status. Women and individuals in a relationship show greater subjective well-being while no differences are observed among people with different educational levels. Discussion The SLWS is valid for comparisons between genders, age, educational levels but not for marital status. It is essential to verify its invariance to interpret mean differences and significance values appropriately. es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseries Begoña Espejo Tort;
dc.source Checa, I.; Perales, J.; Espejo, B. (2018, in press). Measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale by gender, age, marital status and educational level. Quality of Life Research. First published online November 27th. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-018-2066-2 es_ES
dc.subject Gender es_ES
dc.subject Age es_ES
dc.subject SWLS es_ES
dc.subject Marital status es_ES
dc.subject Educational level es_ES
dc.subject Invariance es_ES
dc.title Measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale by gender, age, marital status and educational level es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::PSICOLOGÍA es_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-018-2066-2 es_ES
dc.description.abstractenglish Introduction The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) has shown strong evidence of acceptability, reliability, validity and invariance for gender, whereas there is mixed evidence of invariance by culture and age and the literature has not explored the roles of marital status and educational level. The SWLS should be invariant by marital status and educational level to be able to compare scores between groups. We aimed to explore the invariance of the SWLS by marital status and educational level. Method A convenience sample of 726 Spanish adults participated in a survey. We tested a one-factor model using confirmatory factor analysis. We tested the configural, metric and scalar invariance of the factorial structure of the SWLS by gender, age, marital status and level of education. Results The results show a scalar invariance by gender and educational level and a partial scalar invariance by marital status. Women and individuals in a relationship show greater subjective well-being while no differences are observed among people with different educational levels. Discussion The SLWS is valid for comparisons between genders, age, educational levels but not for marital status. It is essential to verify its invariance to interpret mean differences and significance values appropriately. es_ES

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