Correlational findings

Study Straume & Vitterso (2005): study NO 2000

Travelers, Norway, 200?
N = 151
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Questionnaires were distributed among passengers in a harbor and an airport and returned by mail


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with life
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach alpha = .84
M = 22,6 SD = 5,7
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)

A high satisfaction group and a low satisfaction group were extracted based on a median split of particioants' sum scores across the five items

1 a low satisfaction group
2 a high satisfaction group

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-cw-mq-n-7-a DM = + 1 a low satisfaction group  M = 1.7
2 a high satisfaction group M = 2.5