Study Koydemir et al. (2013): study IN 2008
- University students India, 200?
- Survey name
- Unnamed study
- N = 232
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
- Authors's Label
- Satisfaction with life
- Our Classification
- Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) This questionnaire does not fit the WDH demands for valid measurement of happiness because of item D 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. A positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.
- M 22,63; SD 4,51
- SSelf report on four 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
7 strongly agree
5 slightly agree
4 neither agree nor disagree
3 slightly disagree
1 strongly disagree
me: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Observed Relation with Happiness
- emotional intelligence
- social support
rpc = +.38 (001)in twin study among students in Germany