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Table 2 Mean score of four items of the Satisfaction with Food Life (SWFL) scale and mean score of the SWFL in Chilean and Ecuadorian older adult’s samples

From: Cross-cultural measurement invariance in the satisfaction with food-related life scale in older adults from two developing countries

Variable Chilean sample Ecuadorian sample P-value
Mean SD Mean SD
Item 2 4.57 0.99 4.62 1.07 0.347
Item 3 4.49 0.99 4.57 1.02 0.133
Item 4 4.51 0.95 4.53 0.98 0.782
Item 5 4.74 0.86 4.78 0.95 0.289
SWFL 18.33 3.18 18.51 3.38 0.278
  1. P value correspond to Student’s t-test for related samples (paired) for homogenous variances
  2. Item 2: I am generally pleased with my food
  3. Item 3: My life in relation to food and meals is close to ideal
  4. Item 4: With regard to food, the conditions of my life are excellent
  5. Item 5: Food and meals give me satisfaction in daily life