Psychometric evidence of the diener’s satisfaction with life scale in peruvian elderly

Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez, José Ventura-León, Cirilo H. García Cadena, Miguel Barboza-Palomino, Walter L. Arias Gallegos, Julio Dominguez-Vergara, Karla Azabache-Alvarado, Isabel Cabrera-Orosco, Antonio Samaniego Pinho

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Introduction: In recent years, satisfaction with life has aroused the interest of gerontological research, thus being one of the most used concepts to measure subjective well-being, in addition to being an indicator of successful aging. Materials and methods: The psychometric properties of the Diener’s Satisfaction with Life Scale were assessed in Peruvian elderly individuals. The instrument was applied to 236 elderly from the city of Trujillo (78.4 % female and 21.6 % male), with an average age of 72.8 years old, and their standard deviation = 6.90. In order to obtain convergent and discriminant validity, the tests Single Item of Satisfaction with Life Scale, Brief Resilient Coping Scale and the Geriatric Depression Scale were conducted. Results: Diener’s Satisfaction with Life Scale shows a one-dimensional structure (χ2 = 10.960, df = 5, p = .05, χ2/df = 2.192,GFI = .983,CFI = .994,NFI = .988;RMSEA = .071 [CI 90 % .000, .129]; and SRMR = .013), presenting positive correlations with resilience and negative correlations with depression. Moreover, it presents a high reliability index estimated by the method of internal consistency with the Cronbach’s Alpha Test (α = .93), Omega coefficient (ω = .93; CI 95 %: .92-.95) and GLB = .94. Conclusion: For purposes of research —among other—, we recommend the use of the Diener’s Satisfaction with Life Scale for Peruvian elderly persons.

Translated title of the contributionEvidencia psicométrica de la escala de satisfacción con la vida de diener en adultos mayores peruanos
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-506
Number of pages19
JournalRevista Ciencias de la Salud
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018


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