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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-e
Focus:
Mixed: Contentment + Overall (M-CO)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 4 questions

A  The conditions of my life are excellent
B  My life is close to ideal
C  I have gotten the most important things I want in life
D  I am satisfied with my life

Rated:
1  strongly disagree
2
3
4
5 strongly agree

Computation: (A+B+C+D)/4

Name: Shortened Diener Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Cheung & Lucas (2014): study US Washington 2010 18+ aged, general public, Washington, U.S.A., 2010 N = 13064
Mean
= 4.070
SD
= 0.840
Cheung & Lucas (2014): study US Oregon 2010 18+ aged, general public, Oregon, U.S.A., 2010 N = 2277
Mean
= 4.010
SD
= 0.880