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| Published: December 28, 2021

Standardization of Diener’s Satisfaction with Life Scale in Hindi

Ruchi Singh

UGC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (U.P) India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mubashir Gull

ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (U.P) India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Akbar Husain

rofessor, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (U.P) India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.138.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.138

ABSTRACT

Life satisfaction is an individual’s subjective perspective about all situations in life. Diener’s Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) is the most widely used self-report instrument for assessing life satisfaction, which has been validated in many different countries, in different languages. Though, SWLS has been used in many Indian studies also, but surprisingly the SWLS is not yet adapted in Hindi. The purpose of the present study were: (1) to translate the SWLS into Hindi, (2) to establish the internal consistency and composite reliability of the Hindi version of satisfaction with life scale (SWLS-H), (3) to determine the construct validity of the SWLS-H and (4) to explore the factor structure of SWLS-H among adults. Method: The sample of the present study consisted of 400 Indian adults. SWLS was translated into Hindi by following ‘Back Translation Method’ and that Hindi version was used for collecting the data. Data was analysed by using Cronbach’s Alpha, composite reliability, Exploratory Factor Analysis- Principal Component Analysis (EFA-PCA) and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Results: Findings of the study supported strong evidence for validating the SWLS-H among Indian adults. The internal consistency of SWLS-H was found to be high as α= 0.82. The cumulative percentage of variance explained by SWLS-H was 59.29%. Thus, SWLS-H can be considered as a reliable and valid instrument for measuring the construct of life satisfaction among adults.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.138.20210904

10.25215/0904.138

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021