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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life one Leads (O-SLL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Snyder & Spreitzer (1974): study US Ohio 1973 Adults, general public, City of Toledo, Ohio, USA, 1973 N = 510
Mean
= 2.100
Veroff et al. (1981): study US 1976 21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976 N = 2264
Mean
= 2.061
SD
= 0.509
Weingarten (1985): study US 1976 21+ aged whites, first married; divorced and remarried, USA, 1976 N = 1452
Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2 18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972 N = 1072
Mean
= 2.070
SD
= 0.552
Fischer (1973): study US 1968 Adults, varying age ranges, general public, USA, 1968 N = 1440
Mean
= 2.127
SD
= 0.570
Hedley (1981): study AU 1977 Shop-floor workers in four metropolitan areas, south-eastern Australia, 1977 N = 1486
Gall et al. (1997): study CA Ontario 1981 Male retirees, Canada, followed 6-7 years, 1981-1988 N = 224
Mean
= 2.200
SD
= 0.500
Coleman & Antonucci (1983): study US 1976 40-59 aged women, USA, 1976 N = 389
Chason (1975): study US 1974 Prisoners and comparison groups, 1974, USA N = 419
Mean
= 1.833
SD
= 0.729
Tweeten & Lu (1976): study US 1970 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1970 N = 1580
Mean
= 2.067
SD
= 0.590
Firebaugh & Schroeder (2009): study US 2000 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.075
SD
= 0.574
Yerxa & Baum (1970): study US 1986 Spinal cord injured and controls, USA, 1986 N = 27