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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a
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:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life.......?
 Please choose from this card that is closest to your feeling.
 5  very satisfied
 4  fairly satisfied
 3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
 2  fairly dissatisfied
 1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Leisure Development Cen (1980): study AU 1979 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1979 N = 1104
Mean
= 4.184
SD
= 0.780
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study BR 1979 Adult, general public, metropolitan areas Brazil, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.035
SD
= 0.946
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study CA 1979 18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1979 N = 1012
Mean
= 4.189
SD
= 0.738
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study FR 1979 18+ aged, general public, France, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.770
SD
= 0.738
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IN 1979 18+ aged, general public, India, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.672
SD
= 0.853
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IT 1979 18+ aged, general public, Italy, 1979 N = 1042
Mean
= 3.588
SD
= 0.850
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study PH 1979 /1 18+ aged, general public, Phillippines, 1979 N = 996
Mean
= 3.893
SD
= 0.775
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study KR 1979 18+ aged, general public, urban areas, South Korea, 1972 N = 997
Mean
= 3.286
SD
= 0.728
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study GB 1979 18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1972 N = 987
Mean
= 4.290
SD
= 0.756
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study US 1979 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1979 N = 1127
Mean
= 4.193
SD
= 0.818
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study XZ Germany West 1979 18+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1979 N = 1020
Mean
= 3.920
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study SG 1979 18+ aged, general public, Singapore, 1979 N = 1006
Mean
= 4.171
SD
= 0.636