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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 All in all, how satisfied would you say you are presently with your life?
 0  very dissatisfied
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
 10 very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Shin (1986): study KR 1980 /1 18+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 1980 N = 1500
Mean
= 5.512
SD
= 2.284
Drenth et al. (1983): study NL 1981 16-70 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1981 N = 992
Mean
= 7.670
SD
= 1.270
Oswald et al. (2007): study ZZ Europe 2002 75-89 aged, living alone in urban districts, five European nations 2002-2004 N = 1918
Mean
= 7.480
SD
= 1.920