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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLP-c-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Personal Life (O-SLP)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? Are you
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Saad (2004): study US 2003 /1 18+ aged, general public, USA, 2003 N = 1011
Mean
= 3.434
SD
= 0.793
Burkholder (2005a): study CN 2004 18+ aged, general public, China, 2004 N = 3597
Mean
= 2.670
SD
= 0.788
Gallup (2008): study CN 1999 18+ aged, general public, China, 1999 N = 4247
Mean
= 2.751
SD
= 0.784
Burkholder (2005): study CN 1997 18+ aged, general public, China, 1997 N = 0
Mean
= 2.848
SD
= 0.809
Burkholder (2005): study US 2004 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 2004 N = 0
Mean
= 3.398
SD
= 0.854
Saad (2004): study US 2003 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2003 N = 0
Mean
= 3.394
SD
= 0.851
Saad (2004): study US 2002 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002 N = 0
Mean
= 3.293
SD
= 0.856
Saad (2004): study US 2002 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002 N = 0
Mean
= 3.374
SD
= 0.848
Saad (2004): study US 2001 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 0
Mean
= 3.316
SD
= 0.862
Saad (2004): study US 2001 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 0
Mean
= 3.384
SD
= 0.825