Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS)
The Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale is an extended version of the Students’ Life Satisfaction scale mentioned above. It focuses on life satisfaction, but unlike its predecessor it divides satisfaction into different domains: family, friends, school, living environment, and self. The long form of this measurement contains 40 items on a 6-point scale; the brief form has six items. This measurement is free and requires only the proper citation for use. It is appropriate for 8 to 18 year olds.
Pros for Schools
Cons for Schools
Provides specific measures regarding family, friends, living environment, and school
Long form is significantly longer and takes more time to complete
Suggestions for Further Research
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