Life Satisfaction Index-A (LSIA)
Description: A self-rating measure of zest for life; fortitude; congruence between desired and achieved goals; physical, psychological, and social self-concept; and mood tone.
Format: 20 items requiring the respondent to either agree, disagree, or declare uncertainty about each statement.
Scoring: Items are rated on an ordinal scale ranging from 1 (very dissatisfying) to 6 (very satisfying). Summing of the scores is not recommended.
Administration and Burden: Self-administered; Approximately 10 minutes.
Psychometrics for SCI: Not available; From the general population, the scale has been found to have acceptable internal consistency (α = .76), as well as satisfactory concurrent validity with other measures of life satisfaction.
QoL Concept: The LSIA measures life satisfaction, which corresponds to Box E of Dijker’s Model.
Permissions/Where to Obtain: Public domain; The LSIA may be obtained in the original journal article:
Neugarten BJ, Havighurst RJ, Tobin SS. The measurement of life satisfaction. J Gerontol 1961: 16: 134-43.
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