Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a


Selfreport 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

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 divided by 4

Name: 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.)
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study AU 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Australia, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study BH 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Bahrein, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study EG 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Egypt, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study GH 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Ghana, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study ID 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Indonesia, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study JP 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Japan, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study KR 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Korea,(South), 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study NG 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Nigeria, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study NP 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Nepal, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study PK 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Pakistan, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study SG 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Singapore, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study TR 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Turkey, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study TW 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Taiwan, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study TZ 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Tanzania, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study US 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, United States, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study ZA 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, South Africa, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2001a): study ZW 1995
TitleHappiness in International Study of Student Wellbeing
PublicStudents, Zimbabwe, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study AR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Argentina, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study AT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Austria, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study BR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Brazil, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study CN 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, China, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study CO 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Colombia, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study DE 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Germany, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study DK 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Denmark, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study EE 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Estonia, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study ES 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Spain, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study FI 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Finland, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study GR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Greece, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study GT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Guatemala, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study HK 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Hong Kong, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study HU 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Hungary, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study IN 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, India, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study IT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Italy, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study LT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Lithuania, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study NL 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Netherlands, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study NO 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Norway, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study PE 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Peru, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study PR 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Puerto Rico, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study PT 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Portugal, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study SI 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Slovenia, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener (2002): study TH 2001
TitleHappiness in International College Student Data (ICSD)
PublicStudents, Thailand, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceOh et al. (2014): study US Michigan 2014
TitleHow Does Online Social Networking Enhance Life Satisfaction?The Relationships among Online Supportive Interaction, Affect, Perceived Social Support, Sense of Community, and Life Satisfaction
PublicInternet users, Michigan, USA, 2014
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceParks (2009): study US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2004
TitlePositive Psychotherapy: Building a Model of empirically supported Self-Help.
PublicParticipants in a happiness training and controls, followed 1 year, Philadelphia, USA, 2004
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceParks (2009): study US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2004 /1
TitlePositive Psychotherapy: Building a Model of empirically supported Self-Help.
PublicParticipants in a happiness training, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2004
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceParks (2009): study US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007
TitlePositive Psychotherapy: Building a Model of empirically supported Self-Help.
PublicStudent participants in a happiness training, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSchroevers et al. (2000): study NL 1990
TitleThe Evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Repression (CES-D) Scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in Cancer Patients and Healing Reference Subjects.
PublicCancer patients and controls, followed 15 months, the Netherlands, 1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSchroevers et al. (2006): study NL 1998
TitleAdjustment to Cancer in the 8 Years following Diagnosis: A Longitudinal Study comparing Cancer Survivors with Healthy Individuals.
PublicCancer patients and controls, the Netherlands, 8 years after diagnosis, 1998 -?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSmucker Barnwell et al. (2006): study ZZ Anglo-America 2001
TitleCannabis, Motivation, and Life Satisfaction in an Internet Sample.
Public18+ aged, cannabis users and non-users, USA and Canada, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSoons (2006): study NL 1987
TitleHet Geluk van de Happy Single. (The Happiness of the Happy Single).
PublicYoung adults, followed from age 18 to 26, The Netherlands, 1987-1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTunney (2006): study GB 2001
TitleThe Effects of Winning the Lottery on Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Mood.
PublicLottery winners and matched controls, Great Britain, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVitterso et al. (2002): study ZZ World samples 1995
TitleThe Concept of Life Satisfaction Across Cultures: Exploring its Diverse Meaning and Relation to Economic Wealth.
PublicCollege students, 41 countries, 1995-96
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no