Adaptation and providing validity evidence for the Satisfaction with School Subscale and Satisfaction with Friends Subscale of Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale



The paper describes both the process and the results of adaptation and providing validity evidence for the Russian version of two subscales (Satisfaction with School and Satisfaction with Friends) of Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (sample of third-grade pupils, N = 1729). Thisquestionnaireisoneofthemostsignificantscalesin the history of studying subjective well-being in primary schoolworldwide, although it has not been adapted in Russia yet. Adaptation has been carried according to the International Test Commission Guidelines for Translating and Adapting Test. ValiditywasinterpretedaccordingtotheDutch Committee on Testing (COTAN)practice. Psychometric analysis included applying of Classical Test Theory, Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Item Response Theory methods. It revealed high psychometric quality of the adapted subscales after deletion of the very three items the other studies suggest as problematic.

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Keywords: Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale, Item Response Theory, Adaptation for Russian language, Validity evidence, primary school

Journal rubric: General Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Kanonire T.N., Uglanova I.L., Federiakin D.A. Adaptation and providing validity evidence for the Satisfaction with School Subscale and Satisfaction with Friends Subscale of Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 64–74. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070306. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatiana N. Kanonire, Doctor of Psychology, Assistant Professor, in Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Irina L. Uglanova, Junior Research Fellow, Centre for Psychometrics and Measurements in Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Denis A. Federiakin, Post-Graduate Student, Research Intern in the Centre for Monitoring the Quality in Education, Institute of Education, National Research University «Higher School of Economics», Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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