Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba


Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A In most ways my life is close to ideal
B The conditions of my life are excellent
C I am satisfied with my life
D So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3 neither agree nor disagree
2 slightly disagree
1 strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceGoodwin & Hernandez Plaza (2000): study ZZ Various nation sets 1999
TitlePerceived and Received Social Support in Two Cultures: Collectivism and Support among British and Spanish Students.
PublicUniversity students, England and Spain, 1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHanrahan (2005): study MX 2005
TitleUsing Psychological Skills Training from Sport Psychoogy to Enhance the Life Satisfaction of Adolescent Mexican Orphans.
Public15-20 aged, before and after training, Mexico, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHernandez Plaza et al. (2004): study ES 2000
TitleApoyo Social y Bienstar Subjetivo en un Collectivo de Immigrantes. Efectos Directos o Amortiguadores. ( Social Support and Social Well-Being in a Group of Immigrants: Direct or Buffer Effects?)
PublicMoroccan immigrants, Spain, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHernandez Plaza et al. (2005): study ES 2000
TitleEstructura y Funciones del Apoyo Social en un Colectivo de Immigrantes Marroquies. (Structure and Functions of Social Support of Moroccan Immigrants).
PublicMoroccan immigrants, Spain, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHernandez Plaza et al. (2005): study ES 2000 /1
TitleEstructura y Funciones del Apoyo Social en un Colectivo de Immigrantes Marroquies. (Structure and Functions of Social Support of Moroccan Immigrants).
PublicMoroccan immigrants, Spain, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLönnqvist et al. (2014): study ZZ Northern Europe 2008
TitleThe Mixed Blessings of Migration – Psychological and Social Well-Being over the Course of Migration.
PublicRussian Diaspora migrants, Russia to Finland, followed 4 years, 2008-2013
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWong et al. (2006): study HK 2003
TitleSubjective Well-Being, Societal Conditions and Social Policy. The Case Study of a Rich Chinese Society.
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Hong Kong, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWu & Wu (2008): study TW 1998
TitleLife Satisfaction in Persons with Schizophrenia Living in the Community.
PublicPsychiatric outpatients,Taiwan, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWu & Yao (2007): study TW 2002
TitleExamining the Relationship between Global and Domain Measures of Quality of Life by Three Factor Structure Models.
PublicUniversity students, Taiwan, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes