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Avaliação Psicológica

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BEDIN, Lívia Maria  and  SARRIERA, Jorge Castellá. Psychometric properties of the well-being scales: PWI, SWLS, BMSLSS and CAS. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.2, pp. 213-225. ISSN 1677-0471.

This paper aims to examine the psychometric properties of the well-being instruments: Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI), Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (BMSLSS) and Core Affects Scale (CAS). Participants were 543 adolescents aged between 12 and 16 years (68.3% girls) and their respective parents with an average age of approximately 44 years (SD=6.56), with a total of 1,086 participants. The main results show that the scales SWLS, PWI, BMSLSS and CAS have good overall fit indices when performing factor analysis (exploratory and confirmatory) for the sample of adolescents and parents considering age and gender. The verification of the psychometric properties of cognitive and affective measures of well-being for its use in the Brazilian context is critical to the development of the area, as well as to interventions proposed based on these measures.

Keywords : subjective well-being; PWI; SWLS; BMSLSS; CAS.

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