Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f


Selfreport on single question:

Here are some features of people’s lives affecting them today. Please indicate how satisfied you are with each of them....
How satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole?
1 very dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
3 a little dissatisfied
4 about evenly balanced
5 a little satisfied
6 somewhat satisfied
7 very satisfied
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1993): study ZZ World samples 1984
TitleThe Relationship between Income and Subjective Well-Being: Relative or Absolute?
Public18+ aged students, 39 countries, 1984-1986
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGrigg et al. (2006): study CA 2001
TitleComparing Self-Rated Health, Satisfaction and Quality of Life Scores between Diabetics and Others living in the Bella Coola Valley
PublicDiabetes patients and healthy controls, Canada, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos & Kahlke (2010): study CA British Columbia 2005
TitleStability and Sensitivity in Perceived Quality of Life Measures: Some Panel Results.
PublicAdults, British Comumbia, Canada, followed 3 years, 2005-2007
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos & Orlando (2006): study CA British Columbia 1998
TitleA Note on Student Quality of Life.
PublicUniversity students Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1998 - 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos & Orlando (2006a): study CA Prince George 1997
TitleQuality of Life of Some Under-Represented Survey Respondents: Youth, Aboriginals and Unemployed.
Public18+ aged, general public, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997-2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos & Zumbo (1999): study CA Prince George 1997
TitlePublic Services and the Quality of Life.
PublicAdult general population, Prince George, Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos & Zumbo (2000): study CA Prince George 1997
TitleCriminal Victimization and the Quality of Life.
PublicAdult general population, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos & Zumbo (2001): study CA Prince George 1999
TitleEthnicity, Modern Prejudice and the Quality of Life.
PublicAdults, general public, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos & Zumbo (2003): study CA British Columbia 1999
TitleLeisure Activities, Health and the Quality of Life.
Public18+ aged, general public, British Columbia, USA, 1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMichalos (2003): study CA Prince George 2001
TitlePolicing Services and The Quality of Life.
PublicAdults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes