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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-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:
6

Description

Selfreport on single question:

I am very satisfied with the way things are going in my life these days:
1  definitely disagree
2
3
4
5
6   definitely agree

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bjornskov (2008a): study US 1993 18+aged, general public, 9 regions, USA, 1983-1998 N = 60200
Mean
= 4.040
SD
= 0.080
Radcliff (2009): study US Connecticut 1990 16+ aged, general public, Connecticut, United States, 1990 N = 653
Mean
= 4.090
SD
= 1.488
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Maine 1990 16+ aged, general public, Maine region, United States, 1990 N = 309
Mean
= 4.086
SD
= 1.492
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Massachusetts 1990 16+ aged, general public, Massachusetts region, United States, 1990 N = 1301
Mean
= 3.990
SD
= 1.449
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US NewHampshire 1990 16+ aged, general public, NewHampshire, United States, 1990 N = 205
Mean
= 4.147
SD
= 1.389
Radcliff (2009): study US RhodeIsland 1990 16+ aged, general public,RhodeIsland, United States, 1990 N = 226
Mean
= 4.133
SD
= 1.460
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US NewYork 1990 16+ aged, general public, NewYork, United States, 1990 N = 3659
Mean
= 3.960
SD
= 1.471
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Pennsylvania 1990 16+ aged, general public, Pennsylvania, United States, 1990 N = 3230
Mean
= 3.939
SD
= 1.512
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Illinois 1990 16+ aged, general public, Illinois region, United States, 1990 N = 2267
Mean
= 4.066
SD
= 1.453
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Indiana 1990 16+ aged, general public, Indiana region, United States, 1990 N = 1157
Mean
= 4.125
SD
= 1.388
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Michigan 1990 16+ aged, general public, Michigan region, United States, 1990 N = 2136
Mean
= 4.061
SD
= 1.447
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Ohio 1990 16+ aged, general public, Ohio, United States, 1990 N = 2159
Mean
= 3.991
SD
= 1.519
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Wisconsin 1990 16+ aged, general public, Wisconsin, United States, 1990 N = 1821
Mean
= 4.122
SD
= 1.460
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Iowa 1990 16+ aged, general public, Iowa region, United States, 1990 N = 727
Mean
= 4.081
SD
= 1.437
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Kansas 1990 16+ aged, general public, Kansas region, United States, 1990 N = 486
Mean
= 4.016
SD
= 1.439
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Minnesota 1990 16+ aged, general public, Minnesota region, United States, 1990 N = 1133
Mean
= 4.143
SD
= 1.388
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Missouri 1990 16+ aged, general public, Missouri region, United States, 1990 N = 1028
Mean
= 4.052
SD
= 1.456
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Nebraska 1990 16+ aged, general public, Nebraska region, United States, 1990 N = 454
Mean
= 4.000
SD
= 1.480
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US NorthDakota 1990 16+ aged, general public, NorthDakota, United States, 1990 N = 172
Mean
= 3.983
SD
= 1.374
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US SouthDakota 1990 16+ aged, general public, SouthDakota, United States, 1990 N = 186
Mean
= 3.957
SD
= 1.466
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Delaware 1990 16+ aged, general public, Delaware region, United States, 1990 N = 162
Mean
= 4.029
SD
= 1.450
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Florida 1990 16+ aged, general public, Florida region, United States, 1990 N = 2694
Mean
= 4.098
SD
= 1.493
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Georgia 1990 16+ aged, general public, Georgia region, United States, 1990 N = 1169
Mean
= 4.000
SD
= 1.503
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Maryland 1990 16+ aged, general public, Maryland region, United States, 1990 N = 1205
Mean
= 4.145
SD
= 1.417
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US NorthCarolina 1990 16+ aged, general public, NorthCarolina, United States, 1990 N = 1381
Mean
= 3.963
SD
= 1.473
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US SouthCarolina 1990 16+ aged, general public, SouthCarolina, United States, 1990 N = 631
Mean
= 3.948
SD
= 1.527
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Virginia 1990 16+ aged, general public, Virginia, United States, 1990 N = 1342
Mean
= 4.063
SD
= 1.458
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US WestVirginia 1990 16+ aged, general public, WestVirginia, United States, 1990 N = 577
Mean
= 4.040
SD
= 1.474
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Alabama 1990 16+ aged, general public, Alabama region, United States, 1990 N = 855
Mean
= 4.038
SD
= 1.536
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Kentucky 1990 16+ aged, general public, Kentucky region, United States, 1990 N = 1027
Mean
= 3.978
SD
= 1.489
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Missisippi 1990 16+ aged, general public, Missisippi region, United States, 1990 N = 496
Mean
= 3.954
SD
= 1.545
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Tennessee 1990 16+ aged, general public, Oklahoma, United States, 1990 N = 1066
Mean
= 3.973
SD
= 1.544
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Arkansas 1990 16+ aged, general public, United States, Arkansas region, 1990 N = 560
Mean
= 3.944
SD
= 1.553
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Louisiana 1990 16+ aged, general public, Louisiana region, United States, 1990 N = 908
Mean
= 3.958
SD
= 1.558
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Oklahoma 1990 16+ aged, general public, Oklahoma, United States, 1990 N = 663
Mean
= 3.922
SD
= 1.514
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Texas 1990 16+ aged, general public,Texas, United States, 1990 N = 3225
Mean
= 3.995
SD
= 1.516
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Arizona 1990 16+ aged, general public, Arizona region, United States, 1990 N = 876
Mean
= 4.190
SD
= 1.418
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Colorado 1990 16+ aged, general public, Colorado region, United States, 1990 N = 733
Mean
= 4.087
SD
= 1.435
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Idaho 1990 16+ aged, general public, Idaho region, United States, 1990 N = 235
Mean
= 3.830
SD
= 1.367
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Montana 1990 16+ aged, general public, Montana region, United States, 1990 N = 264
Mean
= 4.057
SD
= 1.368
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Nevada 1990 16+ aged, general public, Nevada, United States, 1990 N = 223
Mean
= 4.045
SD
= 1.445
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US NewMexico 1990 16+ aged, general public, NewMexico, United States, 1990 N = 288
Mean
= 4.149
SD
= 1.417
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Wyoming 1990 16+ aged, general public, Wyoming, United States, 1990 N = 102
Mean
= 4.137
SD
= 1.261
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US California 1990 16+ aged, general public, California region, United States, 1990 N = 5506
Mean
= 4.045
SD
= 1.458
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Oregon 1990 16+ aged, general public, Oregon, United States, 1990 N = 795
Mean
= 4.057
SD
= 1.438
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Washington 1990 16+ aged, general public, Washington, United States, 1990 N = 999
Mean
= 4.114
SD
= 1.395
Radcliff (2009): study US Vermont 1990 16+ aged, general public, Vermont, United States, 1990 N = 153
Mean
= 4.144
SD
= 1.510
Radcliff (2009): study US NewJersey 1990 16+ aged, general public, NewJersey , United States, 1990 N = 1248
Mean
= 4.010
SD
= 1.518
DDB lifestyle survey (2000): study US Washington DC 1990 16+ aged, general public, Washington DC region, United States, 1990 N = 82
Mean
= 4.110
SD
= 1.473
Radcliff (2009): study US Utah 1990 16+ aged, general public, UtahUnited States, 1990 N = 315
Mean
= 3.959
SD
= 1.410
Alvarez-Diaz et al. (2009): study US 1985 16+ aged, general public, USA, 1985-1998 N = 40000