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Elena Rasskazova1,2
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 Moscow State University , 1 Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia

Evaluation of Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction: Psychometric Properties of a Russian-language Measure

2012. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 81–90 [issue contents]

The This paper presents the results of the development and validation of a Russian-language version of the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Short Form), which allows measurement and comparison of satisfaction and life quality in the spheres of health, emotions, leisure activities, and social life. The procedure of elaboration and approbation of the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Short Form) took several stages. The translation and preparation of the questionnaire in the Russian language were done carried out by the specialists in the domain of positive psychology. After that, the data collection took place for the evaluation of psychometric properties of the questionnaire. Then the calculations of descriptive statistics were done and, internal consistency of the items was measured, as well as test-retest reliability (based on the results of the second testing of the subsample) and the structure of the scales (on the basis of correlative and confirmatory factor analysis). On At the fourth stage the relationships between social-demographical characteristics (gender, age, education) and quality of life were explored. The last stage was the estimation of the questionnaire’s convergent validity of the questionnaire. The relationships of the questionnaire’s scales with the other tests of well-being and satisfaction with lifve (level of happiness, depression), as well as with the psychological factors of subjective well-being (hardiness and dispositional optimism), were found outrevealed. Four studies were conducted in samples of employed adults and students of different professions (overall N=440), indicating sufficient internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha from .86 to .92), retest reliability (coefficients of correlation for different scales are .44 – .69), and convergent validity of the questionnaire. The factorial structure of the questionnaire was consistent with the theoretical model. The quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction across the four life spheres showed pronounced associations with subjective happiness and life satisfaction, as well as other psychological well-being factors, such as hardiness and dispositional optimism.

Citation: Rasskazova, E. I. (2012). Metodika otsenki kachestva zhizni i udovletvorennosti: psikhometricheskie kharakteristiki russkoyazychnoi versii [Evaluation of Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction: Psychometric Properties of a Russian-language Measure]. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, 9(4), 81-90. (in Russian)
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