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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-c-sq-n-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Course (O-SLC)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 'Altogether and considering all things which are important to you, and using  scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means that your life is going very badly and 10 that your life is going very well, how would you say things are going currently?"
 0  completely dissatisfied
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 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
 10 completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Saris et al. (1996): study BE 1989 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1989 N = 1439
Mean
= 7.720
SD
= 1.530
Saris et al. (1996): study IT 1991 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1991 N = 1055
Mean
= 7.236
SD
= 1.958
Saris et al. (1996): study NL 1991 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 1599
Mean
= 8.268
SD
= 1.268
Saris et al. (1996): study NO 1990 16+ aged, general public, Norway, 1990 N = 986
Mean
= 8.040
SD
= 1.903
Saris et al. (1996): study RU 1991 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1991 N = 10962
Mean
= 6.188
SD
= 2.534
Saris et al. (1996): study SI 1991 16+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 1991 N = 2050
Mean
= 6.212
SD
= 2.348
Saris et al. (1996): study BE 1991 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1991 N = 1439
Mean
= 8.067
SD
= 1.529