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Avaliação Psicológica

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OLIVEIRA, Cyntia Mendes de et al. Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale for Children: Revision and Standards. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.1, pp. 31-40. ISSN 1677-0471.

The Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale for Children (MLSS-C) assesses life satisfaction in children aged between seven and 12 years, through 50 items distributed among six dimensions. The aim of this study was to revise the psychometric properties of the MLSS-C and create standards for its use. The sample was composed of data from 1181 children aged seven to 13 years (M =10.43; SD = 1.78) from studies conducted in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to evaluate the quality of the model fit. The reliability was estimated using Cronbach's alpha and McDonald's omega. Results showed good model fit after the exclusion of 18 items, the Non-Violence dimension was also removed. Results indicated an improvement of its indexes after psychometric revision and an increase in the internal consistency of the subscales. Percentile standards according to participants' sex and school year are provided for clinical and research use.

Keywords : children; life satisfaction; psychological assessment; test validity.

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