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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Situation (O-SLS)
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
 
 Taking everything together, how happy are you with the way things are going in your life now?
 6  completely satisfied
 5  pretty much satisfied
 4  slightly satisfied
 3  slightly dissatisfied
 2  pretty much dissatisfied
 1  completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Berman (1972): study US 1972 Jail mates on parole, Illinois, USA, 197? Followed 9 month N = 89
Mean
= 3.980
SD
= 1.612
Falco et al. (2012): study GH 2004 15-60 aged, urban population, Ghana, followed 7 years, 2004-2010 N = 3216
Mean
= 3.280