International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Validation of Arabic State Self-Esteem and Satisfaction with Life Scales among Married Individuals from the United Arab Emirates
Fatima Al-Darmaki, Shaima Ahammed, Sofoh H. Hassane, Abdullah S. Abdullah, Saad Yaaqeib, Hamzeh Dodeen

Research on life satisfaction and self-esteem from the Arab culture is limited due to unavailability of culturally relevant measures. This study aims at establishing the psychometric properties of two widely used measures of subjective well-being translated to Arabic, using a sample from the United Arab Emirates. Four hundred and ten married Emiratis participated in this investigation. The factor structure of SWLS replicated earlier findings of SWLS developers. With regard to SSES, four factors (i.e., social, personal, appearance, and performance) were found to fit the data well as opposed to three factors reported by developers of SSES. Correlations and significant gender differences were observed within the expected directions. Findings are discussed within the context of UAE’s culture and implications for future research and practice are deliberated.

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