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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-i
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 these days? Would you say you are
5  very satisfied
4  quite satisfied
3  so so
2  not too satisfied
1  not satisfied at all

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Nickerson et al. (2003): study US 1976 Students USA, followed 20 years 1976-1995-97 N = 12894
GESIS (2007): study XZ Germany West 1978 /1 Housewives, Germany-West (former), 1978 N = 2075
Mean
= 3.998
SD
= 0.861