Perceived Life Satisfaction Scale (PLSS)

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Adelman, H. S., Taylor, L., & Nelson, P. (1989). Minors' dissatisfaction with their life circumstances. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 20(2), 135-147.
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Purpose The Perceived Life Satisfaction Scale (PLSS) was developed to study dissatisfaction with specific life circumstances among minors. The scale consists of 19 items constructed to elicit ratings of degree of satisfaction/dissatisfaction with respect to major facets of minor’s daily living.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Quality of Life
Sense of Meaning
Target population Child
Number of items 19
Administration format self-report
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Gilman, R., & Huebner, E. S. (2000). Review of life satisfaction measures for adolescents. Behaviour Change, 17(3), 178-195. doi:10.1375/bech.17.3.178

Huebner, E. S., & Dew, T. (1993). Validity of the perceived life satisfaction scale. School Psychology International, 14(4), 355-360. doi:10.1177/0143034393144005

Huebner, E. S., & Dew, T. (1993). Is life satisfaction multidimensional? The factor structure of the perceived life satisfaction scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 11(4), 345-350. doi:10.1177/073428299301100405

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