Study Diener et al. (2012): study US 1991
- College students, USA, followed 7 weeks 1991-1992
- Survey name
- Unnamed study
- N = 222
- Non Response
Respondents completed end-of-the-day reports each evening for 52 days, in which they reported their satisfaction with the day, the frequency of specific emotions and interest that day, and the amount of physical pleasure they experienced that day.
- Authors's Label
- Life Satisfaction
- Our Classification
- The life satisfaction score consisted of the mean of three administrations of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener et al. 1984). The last item does not fit the WDH definition of happiness
- M = 24, 4 SD =5,3
- Related specification variables
- Self report on 5 questions::
a. In most ways my life is close to my 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 almost nothing.
1: fully diasgree
7 fully agree
Assessed 3 times during semester
Observed Relation with Happiness
Size of correlation not reported
Stronger among students low on purpose in life