Correlational findings

Study Diener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1994

College students, 41 nations, 1994
N = 7166
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Diener's Life satisfaction
Our Classification
Selfreport on 5 questions:

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

Computation: A+B+C+D+E divided by 7
Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-a Beta = +.30 p < .001 Beta controled for satisfaction with 8 life domains:
- health
- finances
- family
- friends
- recreation
- self
- education