Psychometric Evaluation of the Pediatric Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire in a General Youth Population

Jacqueline R. Anderson, Michael Killian, Anne Fuller, Jennifer L. Hughes, Matthew Byerly, Janet Lindow, A. John Rush, Madhukar H. Trivedi

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Abstract

Pediatric Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire is a brief 15-item self-report measure of quality of life and life satisfaction originally developed for clinical populations (6 to 17 years old). The current paper examines the initial factor structure proposed by the developers and underlying psychometric properties of the measure in a non-clinical population of teens. A cross-sectional adolescent sample (N = 3222) completed self-report measures as part of mental health promotion program. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted with construct validity analyses. The original factor structure was replicated with strong internal consistency (Cronbach α =.912). Strong construct validity (e.g. resilience, well-being, depression, and anxiety) was found. Minimal differences were found based on gender, race, and ethnicity. PQ-LES-Q has strong, replicable psychometric properties, which makes it a generally reliable and valid assessment tool to evaluate the quality of life and life satisfaction in adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pediatric quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction questionnaire
  • Quality of life
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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