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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLP-u-sq-n-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Personal Life (O-SLP)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Now here are some questions concerning how satisfied - or dissatisfied - you are with various things about your life, such as your standard of living, your education etc. To indicate this, would you use this card. If you are extremely satisfied with something you would call of the highest number, ten. If you are extremely dissatisfied, you would mention the lowest number, zero. If you are neither extremely satisfied nor extremely dissatisfied you would mention some number in between zero and ten - the higher the number, the more satisfied, the lower the number the less satisfied.
Considering everything, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with……. your personal life?
0  extremely dissatisfied
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10 extremely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gallup (2008): study US 1981 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1483
Mean
= 7.924
SD
= 2.078