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Universitas Psychologica

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ARRAGA BARRIOS, Marisela Virginia  and  SANCHEZ VILLARROEL, Marhilde. Validity and reliability of the Scale of Happiness from Lima in Venezuelan elderly people. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.381-393. ISSN 1657-9267.

With the purpose to determine the psychometric properties: validity and reliability, of the Scale of Happiness from Lima, applied to Venezuelan elderly people, it was made a descriptive study, experimental, of field and transeccional, with 103 elderly people between 60 and 85 years old. The statistics procedures were factorial analysis to evaluate validity and for the reliability, the coefficient Cronbach's Alpha and the coefficient Split-half. As result was obtained an instrument called "Revised version of the Scale of Happiness from Lima for elderly people". It was composed of 14 items grouped into four dimensions through which the Happiness construct is measured. The psychometric values obtained with the Scale accredit it as a valid and reliable instrument.

Keywords : Validity; reliability; happiness; elderly people; Psychological tests; psychometry; quantitative research.

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