Correlational findings

Study Vitterso et al. (2002): study ZZ World samples 1995

College students, 41 countries, 1995-96
N = 6949
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with life
Our Classification
Selfreport on five 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
E  If I could live my life over, I would change nothing

Answers rated:
7  strongly agree
6  agree
5  slightly agree
4  neither agree nor disagree
3  slightly disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

Name: Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-CI-u-sq-n-7-a r = +.72 p < .001 O-SLC-u-sq-n-7-a r = +.68 p < .001 O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-a r = +.79 p < .001 C-RA-h-sq-n-7-a r = +.65 p < .001