Malay Version of the Family Satisfaction Scale: Validity and Reliability among Malaysian Working Women
Introduction: The aim of this study was to assess validity of the Malay version of the Olsonâ€™s Family Satisfaction Scale. This is to allow Malaysian researchers to bring family satisfaction in line with the different field of studies.
Methods: This study was conducted among 567 Malaysian working women. Data were collected using self-administrated questionnaires. This study conducted exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, convergent validity and internal consistence using Cronbachâ€™s alpha.
Results: The findings of this study support the uni-dimensionality of the Malay version of the family satisfaction scale. Confirmatory factor analysis was run and supported the structure of family satisfaction scale. The convergent validity and the internal consistency of this construct were adequately supported.
Conclusion: The findings support the factor structure, convergent validity and the internal consistency of the examined construct. Therefore, Malay version of the family satisfaction scale is a valid and reliable instrument among Malaysian working women.
Keywords: Malay Version of Family Satisfaction Scale, Family Satisfaction Scale, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Convergent Validity, Exploratory Factor Analysis.