Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age – Short Form (LSITA- SF)

Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age – Short Form (LSITA- SF)
1.    As I grow older‚ things seem better than I thought they would be.
2.    This is the dreariest time of my life.
3.    I am just as happy as when I was younger.
4.    I would enjoy my life more if it were not so dull.
5.    My life could be happier than it is now.
6.    The things I do are boring or monotonous.
7.    I expect interesting and pleasant things to happen to me in the future.
8.    The things I do are as interesting to me as they ever were.
9.    My life is great.
10.Everything is just great.
11.As I look back on my life I am well satisfied.
12.I enjoy everything that I do.
 
Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age
Neugarten‚ Havighurst‚ and Tobin‚ 1961‚ Barrett‚ 2005
1.    The things I do are as interesting to me as they ever were.
2.    As I grow older‚ things seem better than I thought they would be.
3.    Everything I have attempted in life has failed.
4.    I get respect for the wisdom of my age and experience.
5.    This is the dreariest time of my life.
6.    I would enjoy my life more if it were not so dull.
7.    Life has not been good to me.
8.    I have gotten more of breaks in life than most of the people know.
9.    The best of life is behind me.
10.I am just as happy as when I was younger.
11.I enjoy everything that I do.
12.I have been unable to do things right. The deck has been stacked against me.
13.I achieved in my life what I set out to do.
14.I feel my age‚ but it does not bother me.
15.I am frequency down in the dumps.
16.I expect interesting and pleasant things to happen to me in the future.
17.I have made both good and bad choice in my life and I can live with the results.
18.As I look back on my life I am well satisfied.
19.Compared to other people my age‚ I make a good appearance.
20.I am appreciated by people who know me.
21.My life is great.
22.I would not change my past life even if I could.
23.When I think back over my life‚ I didn’t get the important things I wanted.
24.I feel old and somewhat tired.
25.These are the best years of my life.
26.The things I do are boring or monotonous.
27.Compared to other people my age‚ I’ve made a lot of foolish decisions in my life.
28.I’ve gotten pretty much what I expected out of life.
29.Everything is just great
30.My life could be happier than it is now.
31. I have made plans for things I’ll be doing a month or a year from now.
32.I did it my way.
33.In spite of what people say‚ the fat of the average person is getting worse‚ not better.
34.Compared to other people I often get depressed or down in the dumps.
35.As I age I get more irritable.
 
Zest vs. apathy‚ Resolution and fortitude‚ Congruence between desired and achieved goals‚ Self-concept‚ Mood tone.
Life Satisfaction Index A (LSIA)
Life Satisfaction Index B (LSIB)
Life Satisfaction Index Z (LSIZ; Wood et al.‚ 1969)
18-item version (Adams‚ 1969)
8-item version (LSIW; James et al.‚ 1986)
30-item version (Maynard‚ 1993)
12 –item “Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age – Short Form (LSITA- SF; Barrett‚ and Murk‚ 2006)
 
 
Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Disagree Somewhat‚ Agree Somewhat‚ Agree‚ Strongly Agree
At “LSITA- SF” Items 2‚ 4‚ 5‚ and 6‚ the responses are reversed scored.
At “LSITA”; Zest vs. apathy (items 1‚ 6‚ 11‚ 16‚ 21‚ 26 and 31)‚ Resolution and fortitude (items 2‚ 7‚ 12‚ 17‚ 22‚ 27‚ 32 and 33)‚ Congruence of goals (items 3‚ 8‚ 13‚ 18 and 23)‚ Self-concept (items 4‚ 9‚ 14‚ 19‚ and 24)‚ Mood tone (items 5‚ 10‚ 15‚ 20‚ 29‚ 30‚ 34 and 35)
At “LSITA” Items 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 9‚ 12‚ 15‚ 23‚ 24‚ 26‚ 27‚ 30‚ 33‚ 34 and 35‚ the responses are reversed scored.
 
This instrument can be found at: Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age – Short Form (LSITA- SF) & https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v36/v36n2/pdf/nickolich.pdf
 

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Barrett‚ A.J. (2005). Life satisfaction index for the third age (LSITA) : a measure of successful aging. Ball State University. Doctoral Dissertations.

Barrett‚ A.J.‚ & Murk‚ P.J. (2006). Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age (LSITA): A Measurement of Successful Aging. In E. P. Isaac (Ed.)‚ Proceedings of the 2006 Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult‚ Continuing‚ and Community Education (pp. 7-12). St. Louis: University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Barrett‚ A.J.‚ & Murk‚ P.J. (2009). Life Satisfaction Index for the Third Age (LSITA): – Short Form (LSITA-SF): An Improved and Briefer Measure of Successful Aging. Conference: Presented at the Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult‚ Continuing‚ Community and Extension Education‚ Northeastern Illinois University‚ Chicago‚ IL‚ October 21-23‚ 2009

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