Findings on happiness in Cheung & Lucas (2014): study US Oregon 2010

Publication
Author(s)Cheung, F.; Lucas, R.E.
TitleAssessing the Validity of Single-Item Life Satisfaction Measures: Results from Three Large Samples.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2014, Vol. 23, 2809 - 2818.
URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11136-014-0726-4
DOIdoi:10.1007/sll 136-014-0726-4
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Oregon, U.S.A., 2010
  - female: 60,8% - white: 93,9% - age: M=59,23 (SD=15,60)
Survey nameBRFSS 2010
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =2277
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how satisfied are you with your life? 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 unsatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dd
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication2812
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.397.97
Standard deviation0.632.10


Full textSelfreport on 4 questions A The conditions of my life are excellent B My life is close to ideal C I have gotten the most important things I want in life D Iam satisfied with my life Rated: 1 strongly disagree 2 3 4 5 strongly agree Computation: (A+B+C+D)/4 Name: Shortened Diener Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationM-CO-u-mq-v-5-e
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication2812
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.017.53
Standard deviation0.882.20


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
educationE01ab02Level of school-education
happyH07aa04bO-HL by M-CO
happyH07aa01bO-HL by O-SL, also classified as above ↑
incomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
mental healthH13ab02Self ratings of mental health
overall healthH14abCurrent general health status
physical healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
satisfaction with educationE01ad03Satisfaction with education
satisfaction with energyM12ac06Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired)
satisfaction with neighborhoodL16ac02Attitude to neighborhood
satisfaction workW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole