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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

'How satisfied are you with your life now?'
5  very satisfied
2  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ventegodt (1995): study DK 1993 18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993 N = 1494
Mean
= 3.970
SD
= 0.820
Ventegodt (1997): study DK 1993 31-33 aged, born at the university hospital, Denmark, 1993 N = 4626
Mean
= 3.970
SD
= 0.890
Ventegodt (1996): study DK 1993 31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen N = 4611
Mean
= 3.970
SD
= 0.890
Li et al. (2007): study CN Yunnan 2000 60+aged, China, 2000 N = 995
Mean
= 3.150
SD
= 0.950
Smyth et al. (2008): study CN 2003 18+ aged, general public, urban areas, China, 2003 N = 8890
Mean
= 3.263
SD
= 0.821