Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I


Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1 completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely 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, n numeric scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferencePosel & Casale (2011): study ZA 2008
TitleRelative Standing and Subjective Well-Being in South Africa: The Role of Perception, Expectations and Income Mobility.
Public17+ aged general public, South-Africa., 2008
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceStutzer (2004): study CH 1992
TitleThe Role of Income Aspirations in Individual Happiness.
Public18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 1992-94
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes