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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

Self report 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
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN 2003 18+ aged general public in 30 cities, China, 2003 N = 8867
Mean
= 3.264
SD
= 0.821
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Hubei 2003 18+ aged general public, Hubei city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 3.090
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Xinjiang (autonomous region) 2003 18+ aged general public, Xingjiang city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 3.013
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Chongqin 2003 18+ aged general public, Chongquin city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 3.013
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Guangxi (autonomous region) 2003 18+ aged general public, Guangxi city, China, 2003 N = 300
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Gansu 2003 18+ aged general public, Ganzu city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.970
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Quinghai 2003 18+ aged general public, Quinghai city, China, 2003 N = 0
Mean
= 2.934
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Shaanxi 2003 18+ aged general public, Shaanxi city, China, 2003 N = 0
Mean
= 2.875
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Shanxi 2003 18+ aged general public, Shanxi city, China, 2003 N = 0
Mean
= 2.864
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Zhejiang 2003 18+ aged general public, Zhejiang city, China, 2003 N = 0
Mean
= 2.822
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Hainan 2003 18+ aged general public, Hainan city, China, 2003 N = 0
Mean
= 2.811
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Ningxia 2003 18+ aged general public, Ningxia city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.776
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Jiangsu 2003 18+ aged general public, Jiangsu city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.740
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Fujian 2003 18+ aged general public, Fujian city, China, 2003 N = 300
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Henan 2003 18+ aged general public, Henan city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.710
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Shanghai 2003 18+ aged general public, Shainhai city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.687
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Tianjin 2003 18+ aged general public, Tianjin city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.670
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Anhui 2003 18+ aged general public, Anhui city, China, 2003 N = 300
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Jilin 2003 18+ aged general public, Jilin city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.648
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Sichuan 2003 18+ aged general public, Sichuan city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.624
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Guangdong 2003 18+ aged general public, Guangding city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.634
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Liaoning 2003 18+ aged general public, Liaoning city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.622
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Heilongjiang 2003 18+ aged general public, Heilongjiang city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.620
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Yunnan 2003 18+ aged general public, Yunnan city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.601
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Beijing 2003 18+ aged general public, Beijing city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.594
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Guizhou 2003 18+ aged general public, Guizhou city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.505
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Hebei 2003 18+ aged general public, Hebei city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.453
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Shangdong 2003 18+ aged general public, Shangdong city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.429
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Inner Mongolia 2003 18+ aged general public, Inner Mongolia city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.350
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Hunan 2003 18+ aged general public, Hunan city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.298
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Tibet 2003 18+ aged general public, Tibet city, China, 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.231
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN Jiangxi 2003 18+ aged general public, Jianngxi city, China 2003 N = 300
Mean
= 2.221
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN CN East 2003 18+ aged general public, Costal (East) region, China, 2003 N = 3000
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN CN Center 2003 18+ aged general public, Central region, China, 2003 N = 3000
Mean
= 2.610
Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN CN West 2003 18+ aged general public, Western region, China, 2003 N = 3000