Spanish versión of the Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS): A Reliability and Validity study in a simple of Spanish Elderly People


  • Diego Lomas Martínez Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
  • Juan José Fernández Muñoz Faculty of Health Sciences. Rey Juan Carlos University. Avd. Atenas s/n, 28922, Alcorcon (Madrid), Spain
  • Esperanza Navarro-Pardo Department of Developmental Psychology and Education. University of Valencia Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 21, 46010, Valencia,



happiness, depression, psychometric properties, elder people


The psychometric properties of the Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS) were analyzed in a sample of 216 Spanish elderly people with an average age of 73.89 (SD = 6.49). An exploratory factor analysis and confirm­atory factor analysis were developed in order to identify the factorial solution and the best model fit. Just on factor was identified. Regarding reliability and validity, internal consistency index was .757 and the correlation between the Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS) and measures of others construct, General Health Question­naire (GHQ) and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CESD) (CESD), were significance. The practical implications of the scale and the index values obtained are discussed. 



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Diego Lomas Martínez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Faculty of Health Sciences.

Rey Juan Carlos University.

Avd. Atenas s/n, 28922, Alcorcon (Madrid), Spain


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Lomas Martínez, D., Fernández Muñoz, J. J., & Navarro-Pardo, E. (2018). Spanish versión of the Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS): A Reliability and Validity study in a simple of Spanish Elderly People. Acción Psicológica, 15(1), 17–24.



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