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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLP-g-sq-v-2-b
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Personal Life (O-SLP)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
2

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your own personal life?
1  dissatisfied
2  satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Arora (2003): study US 2000 18+aged, employed, USA, 2000-2003 N = 1000
Gallup (2008): study US 1998 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1998 N = 910
Mean
= 1.872
SD
= 0.334
Saad (2004): study US 1996 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1996 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.878
SD
= 0.328
Saad (2004): study US 1993 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1993 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.828
SD
= 0.377
Saad (2004): study US 1992 /1 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1992 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.798
SD
= 0.402
Saad (2004): study US 1992 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1992 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.778
SD
= 0.416
Saad (2004): study US 1991 /6 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.806
SD
= 0.395
Saad (2004): study US 1991 /5 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.818
SD
= 0.386
Saad (2004): study US 1991 /4 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.837
SD
= 0.370
Saad (2004): study US 1991 /3 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.879
SD
= 0.326
Saad (2004): study US 1991 /2 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.848
SD
= 0.359
Saad (2004): study US 1991 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.878
SD
= 0.328
Saad (2004): study US 1990 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.820
SD
= 0.384
Gallup (2008): study US 1990 /4 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1667
Mean
= 1.869
SD
= 0.337
Saad (2004): study US 1990 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.888
SD
= 0.316
Gallup (2008): study US 1990 /5 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1641
Mean
= 1.840
SD
= 0.367
Gallup (2008): study US 1990 /3 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1376
Mean
= 1.862
SD
= 0.345
Gallup (2008): study US 1990 /1 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1638
Mean
= 1.880
SD
= 0.325
Gallup (2008): study US 1990 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1702
Mean
= 1.872
SD
= 0.334
Gallup (2008): study US 1990 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 2020
Mean
= 1.832
SD
= 0.374
Saad (2002): study US 1990 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1990 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.838
SD
= 0.368
Saad (2004): study US 1988 /1 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1988 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.879
SD
= 0.326
Saad (2004): study US 1988 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1988 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.833
SD
= 0.373
Gallup (2008): study US 1987 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1987 N = 1349
Mean
= 1.849
SD
= 0.358
Gallup (2008): study US 1986 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1986 N = 1331
Mean
= 1.859
SD
= 0.348
Gallup (2008): study US 1986 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1986 N = 1129
Mean
= 1.848
SD
= 0.359
Gallup (2008): study US 1985 /1 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1985 N = 1330
Mean
= 1.834
SD
= 0.372
Saad (2004): study US 1984 /1 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1984 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.823
SD
= 0.382
Saad (2004): study US 1984 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1984 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.806
SD
= 0.395
Saad (2004): study US 1983 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1983 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.794
SD
= 0.405
Gallup (2008): study US 1982 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1982 N = 2713
Mean
= 1.760
SD
= 0.427
Gallup (2011): study US 1983 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1983 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.776
SD
= 0.417
Saad (2004): study US 1981 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.827
SD
= 0.379
Saad (2004): study US 1981 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.835
SD
= 0.371
Saad (2004): study US 1981 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.827
SD
= 0.379
Saad (2004): study US 1979 /2 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.806
SD
= 0.395
Saad (2004): study US 1979 /1 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.760
SD
= 0.427
Saad (2004): study US 1979 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.786
SD
= 0.410
Saad (2004): study US 2001 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.859
SD
= 0.348
Saad (2004): study US 2000 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2000 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.879
SD
= 0.326
Saad (2004): study US 1982 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1982 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.776
SD
= 0.417
Saad (2004): study US 1991 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.857
SD
= 0.350
Gallup (1998): study US 1998 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1998 N = 5001
Mean
= 1.859
SD
= 0.348
Gallup (2008): study US 1973 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1973 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.787
SD
= 0.409
Gallup (2008): study US 1997 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1997 N = 2583
Mean
= 1.856
SD
= 0.351
Gallup (2011): study US 2006 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2006 N = 0
Mean
= 1.848
SD
= 0.359
Gallup (2008): study US 2008 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2008 N = 1010
Mean
= 1.813
SD
= 0.390