Research Paper

Validation and psychometric properties of the Romanian Version of the Subjective Happiness Scale

Author: Ana-Maria Cazan
Transilvania University of Braşov, Braşov, Romania

The present study aims to analyze the psychometric properties of the Subjective Happiness Scale on a Romanian adult sample. The Romanian version of the SHS had excellent psychometric properties. All items loaded in the expected factor, being a unidimensional scale. The confirmatory factor analysis results revealed excellent fit indices. Convergent validity showed high associations with satisfaction with life. The results are concordant with those reported for the original version of the instrument. Future investigations should consider assessing the temporal stability of this instrument and the predictive validity of the scale.

Keywords: subjective happiness, satisfaction with life, psychometric properties, validation study