The brief multidimensional students' life satisfaction scale-college version

Am J Health Behav. Sep-Oct 2009;33(5):483-93. doi: 10.5993/ajhb.33.5.1.


Objectives: To investigate the psychometric properties of the BMSLSS-College among 723 college students.

Methods: Internal consistency estimates explored scale reliability, factor analysis explored construct validity, and known-groups validity was assessed using the National College Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. Criterion-related validity was explored through analyses with the CDC's health-related quality of life scale and a social isolation scale.

Results: Acceptable internal consistency reliability, construct, known-groups, and criterion-related validity were established.

Conclusions: Findings offer preliminary support for the BMSLSS-C; it could be useful in large-scale research studies, applied screening contexts, and for program evaluation purposes toward achieving Healthy People 2010 objectives.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk-Taking
  • Social Isolation
  • Students / psychology*
  • Universities
  • Young Adult