Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a


Selfreport on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7 completely satisfied
6
5
4 neutral
3
2
1 completely dissatisfied
  
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 = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /3
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBach et al. (1991): study US 1989
TitleLife Satisfaction of Individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Using Long-Term Mechanical Ventilatory Support.
PublicDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients and controls, USA, 1985
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBaker et al. (2005): study US 1986
TitleProductive Activities and Subjective Well-Being among Older Adults: The Influence of Number of Activities and Time Commitment.
Public60+ aged, USA, followed 3 years 1986-1989
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCampbell (1981): study US 1978
TitleThe Sense of Well-Being in America.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1978
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCampbell et al. (1976): study US 1971
TitleThe Quality of American Life. Perceptions, Evaluations, and Satisfactions.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCutler (1981): study US 1971
TitleVoluntary Association Participation and Life Satisfaction: Replication, Revision, and Extension.
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1971
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceEvans et al. (1985a): study US 1980
TitleThe Quality of Life of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease.
PublicPatients with end-stage renal disease, 11 dialysis and transplantation centers, USA., 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceEvans et al. (1990): study US 1986
TitleThe Quality of Life of Hemodialysis Recipients Treated with Recombinant Human Erythnopoietin.
PublicPatients with end-stage renal disease , USA, followed 11 month, 1986
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFerree (1984): study US 1971
TitleClass, Housework and Happiness: Women's Work and Life Satisfaction.
PublicWhite married women, USA, 1971-76
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceForrester (1980): study US San Diego County, California 1980
TitleFactors Contributing to Life Satisfaction of Divorced Women.
Public21-71 aged divorced women, San Diego, California, USA, 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHadaway (1978): study US 1971
TitleLife Satisfaction and Religion: A Reanalysis.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey et al. (2008): study GB 2000
TitleMoney does not Buy Happiness...Or does it? A Reconsideration Based on the Combined Effects of Wealth, Income and Consumption.
Public15+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 2000
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHerzog et al. (1982): study US 1971
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Different Age Groups.
Public25-97 aged, general public, USA, 1971-1978
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHsieh (2016): study US 1971
TitleDomain Importance in Subjective Well-Being Measures
Public18+ aged, general public, USA 1971
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceJelicic & Kempen (1999): study NL Goningen 1992
TitleShort Report: Chronic Medical Conditions and Life Satisfaction in the Elderly.
Public57+ aged, North Netherlands, 1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKahn et al. (1985): study US 1963
TitleRelations between Identity in Young Adulthood and Intimacy at Midlife.
PublicAllumni artschool followed 18 years, USA, 1963-81
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLevitt et al. (1986): study US 1984
TitleSocial Network Relationships as Sources of Maternal Support and Well-Being.
PublicMothers of 13-months infants, Florida, U.S.A., 1984
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis & Joseph (1996a): study GB 1993
TitleConvergent Validity of the Depression-Happiness Scale with Measures of Happiness and Satisfaction with Life.
PublicStudents, Northern Ireland, 1993
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSimmons et al. (1988): study US 1980
TitleQuality of Life after Kidney Transplantation.
PublicRenal patients, 1-year post transplant, USA 1980-84
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Ehrhardt (1995): study ZZ World samples 1985
TitleThe Cross-National Pattern of Happiness.Test of Predictions Implied in Three Theories of Happiness.
PublicUniversity students, 39 nations around 1985
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWright (1978): study US 1971
TitleAre Working Women Really More Satisfied? Evidence from Several National Surveys.
PublicWhite married women, USA, 1971-76
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceZehner (1977): study US 1973
TitleIndicators of the Quality of Life in New Communities.
PublicResidents communities,planned and unplanned, USA, 1973
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes