Publicado mar 9, 2013


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Bruno Figueiredo Damásio

Cristian Zanon

Silvia Helena Koller


This paper aimed to adapt the Subjective Happiness Scale to Brazil and gather evidences of construct validity to the scale. Participants were 600 subjects (50% men), aged from 18 to 70 years old (M = 30.1; SD = 10.6). Sample was split to cross-validate the results. Exploratory factor analysis (n1 = 300) achieved a reliable single-factor solution, with all items loading satisfactorily on the factor. Confirmatory factor analysis (n2 = 300) corroborated the singlefactor solution with excellent goodness-of-fit indexes. Evidences of convergent validity are also provided with three related constructs: self-esteem, life satisfaction and hope. The adapted scale showed strong evidences of validity and seems appropriate to evaluate subjective happiness on Brazilian adults.

Escala de Felicidad Subjetiva, adaptación de instrumento, psicología positiva, psicometría.Subjective Happiness Scale, test adaptation, positive psychology, psychometrics.

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Damásio, B. F., Zanon, C., & Koller, S. H. (2013). Validation and Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian Version of the Subjective Happiness Scale. Universitas Psychologica, 13(1), 17–24.

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