Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-e


Selfreport on single question:

Now here are some questions concerning how satisfied - or dissatisfied - you are with various things about your life, such as your standard of living, your education etc. To indicate this, would you use this card. If you are extremely SATISFIED with something you would call of the highest number, ten. If you are extremely DISSATISFIED you would mention the lowest number, zero. If you are neither extremely satisfied nor extremely dissatisfied you would mention some number in between zero and ten - the higher the number, the more satisfied, the lower the number the less satisfied.
How satisfied - or dissatisfied - are you with the following? Just read off the number that comes closest to how you feel.
We have talked about various parts of your life. Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
0 dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10 satisfied
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBecchetti et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006
TitleInside the Life Satisfaction Blackbox.
Public50+ aged, general public, Europe, 2006,2007
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey et al. (2008): study AU 2002
TitleMoney does not Buy Happiness...Or does it? A Reconsideration Based on the Combined Effects of Wealth, Income and Consumption.
Public15+ aged, general public, Australia 2002
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWeston et al. (2003): study AU 2001
TitleThe Impact of Long Working Hours on Employed Fathers and Their Families.
PublicEmployed fathers, Australia, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1977
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no