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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life one Leads (O-SLL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

I am very happy with the kind of life I lead
5  strongly agree
4  agree
3  neither agree, nor disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Readers Digest (2000): study FR 1990 16+ aged, general public, France, 1990 N = 1003
Mean
= 3.935
SD
= 1.114
Readers Digest (2000): study FI 1990 16+ aged, general public, Finland, 1990 N = 510
Mean
= 4.164
SD
= 0.933
Readers Digest (2000): study SE 1990 16+ aged, general public, Sweden, 1990 N = 500
Mean
= 4.212
SD
= 0.757
Readers Digest (2000): study CH 1990 16+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 1990 N = 742
Mean
= 4.192
SD
= 0.786
Readers Digest (2000): study AT 1990 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1990 N = 475
Mean
= 4.172
SD
= 0.874
Readers Digest (2000): study NO 1990 16+ aged, general public, Norway, 1990 N = 500
Mean
= 3.954
SD
= 0.892
Readers Digest (2000): study PT 1990 16+ aged, general public, Portugal, 1990 N = 499
Mean
= 3.648
SD
= 1.155
Readers Digest (2000): study ES 1990 16+ aged, general public, Spain, 1990 N = 742
Mean
= 3.830
SD
= 0.984
Readers Digest (2000): study GR 1990 16+ aged, general public, Greece, 1990 N = 500
Mean
= 3.347
SD
= 1.073
Readers Digest (2000): study GB 1990 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1990 N = 1113
Mean
= 4.043
SD
= 0.897
Readers Digest (2000): study IE 1990 16+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1990 N = 250
Mean
= 4.065
SD
= 0.855
Readers Digest (2000): study DK 1990 16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1990 N = 511
Mean
= 4.262
SD
= 0.915
Readers Digest (2000): study LU 1990 16+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1990 N = 112
Mean
= 3.759
SD
= 0.936
Readers Digest (2000): study IT 1990 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1990 N = 1066
Mean
= 3.748
SD
= 1.049
Readers Digest (2000): study DE West Germany 1990 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1990 N = 1014
Mean
= 3.787
SD
= 0.913
Readers Digest (2000): study BE 1990 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1990 N = 739
Mean
= 4.051
SD
= 0.862
Readers Digest (2000): study NL 1990 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Netherlands, 1990 N = 777
Mean
= 4.318
SD
= 0.978