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dc.contributor.authorClench-Aas, Jocelyneeng
dc.contributor.authorNes, Ragnhild Bangeng
dc.contributor.authorDalgard, Odd Steffeneng
dc.contributor.authorAarø, Leif Edvardeng
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-29T09:27:38Z
dc.date.available2011-11-29T09:27:38Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-10eng
dc.identifier.citationQuality of Life Research 20(8): 1307-1317en
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/5243
dc.description.abstractPurpose Results from previous studies examining the dimensionality and factorial invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) are inconsistent and often based on small samples. This study examines the factorial structure and factorial invariance of the SWLS in a Norwegian sample. Methods Confirmatory factor analysis (AMOS) was conducted to explore dimensionality and test for measurement invariance in factor structure, factor loadings, intercepts, and residual variance across gender and four age groups in a large (N = 4,984), nationally representative sample of Norwegian men and women (15–79 years). Results The data supported a modified unidimensional structure. Factor loadings could be constrained to equality between the sexes, indicating metric invariance between genders. Further testing indicated invariance also at the strong and strict levels, thus allowing analyses involving group means. The SWLS was shown to be sensitive to age, however, at the strong and strict levels of invariance testing. Conclusion In conclusion, the results in this Norwegian study seem to confirm that a unidimensional structure is acceptable, but that a modified single-factor model with correlations between error terms of items 4 and 5 is preferred. Additionally, comparisons may be made between the genders. Caution must be exerted when comparing age groups.en
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherSpringereng
dc.rights.urihttp://www.springer.com/open+access/open+choice?SGWID=0-40359-0-0-0eng
dc.subjectMental healtheng
dc.titleDimensionality and measurement invariance in the Satisfaction with Life Scale in Norwayeng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Humanities: 000eng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Social science: 200::Psychology: 260eng
dc.rights.holder©The Author(s) 2011
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-011-9859-xeng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-011-9859-x


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