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      Propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de Satisfacción con la Vida (SWLS) de Diener en población de Michoacán (México) Translated title: Psychometric Properties of Diener's Scale of Satisfaction with Life (SWLS) in a Mexican Population Translated title: Propriedades Psicométricas da Escala de Satisfação com a Vida (SWLS) de Diener na população de Michoacán (México)


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          En la presente investigación se estudiaron las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de Satisfacción con la Vida de Diener en población de Michoacán (México). Se aplicó la escala a dos grupos de participantes sanos (N = 477 en población estudiantil y 301 en población general). Los resultados sugieren que la escala se ajusta de forma excelente a un modelo unifactorial como en la versión original; además, se observó una elevada consistencia interna y una alta confiabilidad test-retest. También se evaluaron las posibles relaciones entre la escala de satisfacción con la vida y escalas de bienestar psicológico, depresión clínica y niveles de afecto positivo y negativo. Los datos empíricos indican que la escala de satisfacción con la vida presenta una validez y confiabilidad satisfactorias. Así mismo, se ofrecen de datos sobre la media y la desviación estándar en población de Michoacán (México).

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          The goal of our study is to establish the psychometric properties of Diener's Scale of Satisfaction with Life in a Mexican population. To perform our study we applied Diener´s Scale of Satisfaction with Life to healthy volunteers from two samples (students, N= 477 and general population, N=301). Our results suggest that the scale has an excellent adjustment to a unifactorial model, as the original one. The scale also has high internal consistency, and high test-retest reliability. We also tested the possible relationships between Diener’s scale and psychological well-being, clinical depression, and positive and negative affect. Empirical data indicate that Diener´s Scale of Satisfaction with Life presents satisfactory validity and reliability. In addition we also present data on the mean score and standard deviation of Diener's scale in the Mexican population.

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          Na presente pesquisa estudaram-se as propriedades psicométricas da satisfação com a vida de Diener na população de Michoacán (México). Aplicamos a escala a dois grupos de participantes saudáveis (N= 477 de população estudantil e 301 de população geral); nossos resultados sugerem que a escala ajusta-se de forma excelente a um modelo unifatorial como na versão original; observou-se, alem disso, uma elevada consistência interna e uma alta confiabilidade teste-reteste. Também avaliamos as possíveis relações entre a escala de satisfação com a vida e escalas de bem-estar psicológico, depressão clínica e níveis de afeto positivo e negativo. Os dados empíricos indicam que a escala de satisfação com a vida apresenta uma validez e confiabilidade satisfatórias. Igualmente se oferecem dados sobre a média e desvio padrão na população de Michoacán (México).

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          Subjective well-being: The science of happiness and a proposal for a national index.

          Ed Diener (2000)
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            Further validation of the Satisfaction with Life Scale: evidence for the cross-method convergence of well-being measures.

            The structure of subjective well-being has been conceptualized as consisting of two major components: the emotional or affective component and the judgmental or cognitive component (Diener, 1984; Veenhoven, 1984). The judgmental component has also been conceptualized as life satisfaction (Andrews & Withey, 1976). Although the affective component of subjective well-being has received considerable attention from researchers, the judgmental component has been relatively neglected. The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985) was developed as a measure of the judgmental component of subjective well-being (SWB). Two studied designed to validate further the SWLS are reported. Peer reports, a memory measure, and clinical ratings are used as external criteria for validation. Evidence for the reliability and predictive validity of the SWLS is presented, and its performance is compared to other related scales. The SWLS is shown to be a valid and reliable measure of life satisfaction, suited for use with a wide range of age groups and applications, which makes possible the savings of interview time and resources compared to many measures of life satisfaction. In addition, the high convergence of self- and peer-reported measures of subjective well-being and life satisfaction provide strong evidence that subjective well-being is a relatively global and stable phenomenon, not simply a momentary judgment based on fleeting influences.
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              Subjective well-being. The science of happiness and a proposal for a national index.

              E. Diener (1999)
              One area of positive psychology analyzes subjective well-being (SWB), people's cognitive and affective evaluations of their lives. Progress has been made in understanding the components of SWB, the importance of adaptation and goals to feelings of well-being, the temperament underpinnings of SWB, and the cultural influences on well-being. Representative selection of respondents, naturalistic experience sampling measures, and other methodological refinements are now used to study SWB and could be used to produce national indicators of happiness.

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                Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
                Av. Psicol. Latinoam.
                Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá )
                May 2015
                : 33
                : 2
                : 223-232
                [1 ] Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo México



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