Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-u-sq-n-10-b


Selfreport on single question:

Please look at this satisfaction scale and tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your life as a whole
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 Dissatisfied

Numbers were presented in different order (1 satisfied… 10 dissatisfied).
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAtkinson (1979): study CA 1977
TitleTrends in Life Satisfaction among Canadians, 1968-1977.
Public18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCushing (1987): study AU 1984
TitleAustralian National Social Science Survey: First round 1984.
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Australia, 1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1994c): study AU 1984
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
Public16+ aged, general public, Australia, 1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes