Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-n


Selfreport on single question

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
5 pretty satisfied
4 fairly satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 fairly dissatisfied
1 pretty 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, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceFrijters et al. (2006): study RU 1994
TitleCan the Large Swings in Russian Life Satisfaction be Explained by Ups and Downs in Real Incomes?
Public18-65 aged general public, Russia, followed yearly, 1994-2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTsai (2016): study TW 2005 /1
Title"Happiness and Sociability in a Nonrecursive Model: The US and Taiwan Compared."
Public19+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceTsai (2016): study TW 2010
Title"Happiness and Sociability in a Nonrecursive Model: The US and Taiwan Compared."
Public19+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2010
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no