Counseling, Education, Health Care, Psychology, Public Policy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work
The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) is a brief instrument that assesses a person’s global life satisfaction. Using state-of-the-science techniques, the SWLS was translated into American Sign Language (ASL). A national sample of 350 deaf and hard of hearing individuals who preferentially use ASL completed the ASL version of the SWLS (SWLS-ASL) online. The individuals in this sample had a mean SWLS score of 23.4, well within the range of mean scores reported for samples from general populations of hearing individuals. No significant differences were identified in SWLS-ASL scores due to gender, cultural identification (identified as culturally Deaf or not), race, ethnicity, education, or employment status.
Wilson, J. F., Embree, J., Guthmann, D., Sligar, S. R., Titus, J. C., & Taylor, K. C. (2020). Satisfaction With Life Scale in American Sign Language: Validation and Normative Data. JADARA, 53(3), 1-10. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol53/iss3/1