Correlational findings

Study Cha (2003): study KR 1998

College students, Korea, 199?
N = 350
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Questionnaire completed in class


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with life (SWLS)
Our Classification
Item E is left out in the selection of valid happiness items because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.
M=19.88, SD=4.96
Selfreport on five questions:

Using the 1-5 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:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3 neither agree nor disagree
2 slightly disagree
1 strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D+E divided by 5

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-b r = +.42 p < .01