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HBSC Scotland Publishes: Reliability and Validity of an Adapted Version of the Cantril Ladder for Use with Adolescent Samples

A number of measures of life satisfaction have been used in the study of adolescent well-being. The adapted Cantril Ladder is one such measure which has been collected by the HBSC study across several survey cycles, going back to 2002. While this measure has been widely used and reprted in several international reports and scientific journals, it has yet to be formally validated.

This paper, from Kate Levin and Candace Currie (HBSC Scotland and HSBC ICC) aims to be a first step in validating the adapted Cantril Ladder to establish if it is fit for purpose in the measurement of global life satisfaction among adolescents in Scotland. Its findings show that across samples of 11–15 year old pupils, the Cantril Ladder showed good reliability, and among 11 year olds, better than that of the Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale, an often used measure in adolescent samples. The Cantril Ladder also showed good convergent validity with other emotional well-being measures, perceived health and subjective health.

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[26-11-2013 to 04-02-2014]

 


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