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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-f
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

By the way, how do you feel about your life?
4  My life could be better, but on the whoile I am satisfied with my current life
3  I am not satisfied with my current life, but it is not too bad to keep more or less on the current level
2  My current life is far from satisfactory
1  I cannot stand my current life

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Prime Minister's Office (1985): study JP 1958 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1958 N = 15941
Mean
= 2.680
SD
= 0.852
Prime Minister's Office (1985): study JP 1959 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1959 N = 16897
Mean
= 2.790
SD
= 0.807
Prime Minister's Office (1985): study JP 1961 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1961 N = 17103
Mean
= 2.731
SD
= 0.774
Prime Minister's Office (1985): study JP 1962 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1962 N = 16709
Mean
= 2.751
SD
= 0.788
Prime Minister's Office (1985): study JP 1963 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1963 N = 16698
Mean
= 2.816
SD
= 0.799