Quality of College Life (QCL) of Students: Further Validation of a Measure of Well-being

M. Joseph Sirgy, Dong Jin Lee, Stephan Grzeskowiak, Grace B. Yu, Dave Webb, Karma El-Hasan, Jose Jesus Garcia Vega, Ahmet Ekici, J. S. Johar, Anjala Krishen, Ayca Kangal, Bernhard Swoboda, C. B. Claiborne, Filomena Maggino, Don Rahtz, Alicia Canton, Ayse Kuruuzum

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Abstract

This paper reports a study designed to further validate a measure of quality of college life (QCL) of university students (Sirgy, Grzeskowiak, Rahtz, Soc Indic Res 80(2), 343-360, 2007). Two studies were conducted: a replication study and an extension study. The replication study involved surveys of 10 different college campuses in different countries. The results of the replication study provided additional nomological (predictive) validation support of the measure based on a theoretical model mapping out the antecedents and consequences of satisfaction with college life. With respect to the extension study, the focus was to further test the nomological validity of the QCL measure by arguing and empirically demonstrating that the consequence of QCL is life satisfaction. The extension study involved a survey of three college campuses in different countries. The results were also supportive of the nomological validity of the QCL measure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-390
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Sirgy, M. J., Lee, D. J., Grzeskowiak, S., Yu, G. B., Webb, D., El-Hasan, K., Garcia Vega, J. J., Ekici, A., Johar, J. S., Krishen, A., Kangal, A., Swoboda, B., Claiborne, C. B., Maggino, F., Rahtz, D., Canton, A., & Kuruuzum, A. (2010). Quality of College Life (QCL) of Students: Further Validation of a Measure of Well-being. Social Indicators Research, 99(3), 375-390. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-010-9587-6