Correlational findings

Study Lewis & Joseph (1996a): study GB 1993

Students, Northern Ireland, 1993
N = 63
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class


Authors's label
Satisfaction with Life Scale
Our Classification
Self report on 5 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

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-BMc-cw-mq-v-4-a r = +.47 p < .001 Affect Balance (McGreal) by Life-satisfaction index (Diener)