Findings on happiness in Diener (2002): study AT 2001

Publication
Author(s)Diener, E.
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
SourcePersonal communication
Investigation
PublicStudents, Austria, 2001
Survey nameISSW 1995
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
WeightingN
Respondents N =159
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on four questions: Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. A In most ways my life is close to ideal B The conditions of my life are excellent C I am satisfied with my life D So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life Answers rated: 7 strongly agree 6 agree 5 slightly agree 4 neither agree nor disagree 3 slightly disagree 2 disagree 1 strongly disagree Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4 Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) (In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
ClassificationO-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.966.60
Standard deviation1.181.97