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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction With Life: item not reported (O-SL?)
Time frame:
time frame not reported (?)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"...... how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole......?"
(Full question not reported)
1    not very satisfied
2    somewhat satisfied
3    very satisfied
4    extremely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Xu & Wu (1988): study CN 1986 55+ aged, Being China, 198? N = 175
Mean
= 2.810
SD
= 0.940
Kalmuss et al. (1992): study US 1989 Unmarried teenage mothers, USA, 1989-1990 N = 527
Mean
= 3.340
Jackson & Gibson (1985): study US 1979 55+ aged blacks, USA, 1979-80 N = 544
Andersson et al. (2013a): study SE Västra Götalands län 2012 /1 25-65 aged,general public, southwest Sweden, 2012 N = 2500