Brief Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale

1  General Information

Instrument TitleBrief Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale
Description

The Brief Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale (BMLSS) is an 8-item tool to measure life satisfaction using 1) intrinsic dimensions (Self, Overall life), 2) social dimensions (Friendships, Family life), 3) external dimension (Work, Where I live), and 4) the perspective dimensions (Financial situation, Future prospects).

2  History

Contributor
Author(s):Büssing A, Fischer J, Haller A, Heusser P, Ostermann T, Matthiessen PF
Year Created:2009

3  Cost

CostNo.

4  Classification

Domain

5  Instrument Details

How to access

The BMLSS can be accessed by contacting the author at: arndt.buessing@uni-wh.de

Sample Question(s)

Not available.

Revision Year

2012

Number of Items8
Mode of AdministrationEither.
Reliability and Validity References
  1. Athay MM, Kelley SD, Dew-Reeves SE. (2012) Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale-PTPB Version (BMSLSS-PTPB): psychometric properties and relationship with mental health symptom severity over time. Administration and Policy in Mental Health,  Mar;39(1-2):30-40.
  2. Büssing A, Fischer J, Haller A, Heusser P, Ostermann T, Matthiessen PF. (2009) Validation of the brief
    multidimensional life satisfaction scale in patients with chronic diseases. European Journal of Medicine
    Research, 14: 171-177
Example CAM Evaluation References
  1. Büssing A, Hedtstück A, Khalsa SB, Ostermann T, Heusser P. (2012) Development of Specific Aspects of Spirituality during a 6-Month Intensive Yoga Practice. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 981523.
Target Age GroupNot available.
Target Population

Healthy elderly and patients with chronic diseases

Time to Administer

1 Minute.

Time Period Assessed

Current.

Translations Available

This outcome measure has been translated into the following languages: German, French and Spanish.

6  Additional Information

Additional Comments

In 2012, the BMLSS was revised to create a separate measure to evaluate life satisfaction in a student population:

  1. Athay MM, Kelley SD, Dew-Reeves SE. (2012) Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale-PTPB Version (BMSLSS-PTPB): psychometric properties and relationship with mental health symptom severity over time. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Mar;39(1-2):30-40.

Brief Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale

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