Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a


Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole........?
7 completely satisfied
6
5
4
3
2
1 completely dissatisfied

Summation: both scores added
Possible range: 2 to 14
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sqt 1 question, asked twice
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBharadwaj & Wilkening (1977): study US Wisconsin 1972
TitleThe Prediction of Perceived Well-Being.
Public18+ aged, general public, Wisconsin, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMartinson et al. (1984): study US Wisconsin 1974
TitlePredicting overall Life Satisfaction: The Role of Life Cycle and Social Psychological Antecedents.
Public18+aged, general public, N.W. Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMartinson et al. (1985): study US Wisconsin 1974
TitleLife Change, Health Status and Life Satisfaction: A Reconsideration.
Public18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWilkening & McGranahan (1978): study US Wisconsin 1974 /1
TitleCorrelates of Subjective Well-Being in Northern Wisconsin.
Public18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin-residents, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceZautra et al. (1977): study US Salt Lake County, Utah 1975
TitleThe Dimension of Life Quality in a Community.
Public18+ aged, general public, Salt Lake County, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes