Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age (LSITA)

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Neugarten‚ B.J.‚ Havighurst‚ R.J.‚ & Tobin‚ S.S. (1961). The Measurement of Life Satisfaction. Journal of Gerontology‚ 16‚ 134-143.
General information
Purpose The LSITA is a summative scale designed to measure overall life satisfaction among older adults.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Quality of Life
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 30
Administration format self-report
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Alternate forms

A 12-item short form can be found here:

Availability in other languages Chinese, Japanese
Fee for use
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Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies
Barrett, A. J., & Murk, P. J. (2006). Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age (LSITA): A Measurement of Successful Aging.
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