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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

In a word, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your current life?
5 satisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
1 dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Yoshino (2007b): study JP 2002 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2002 N = 787
Mean
= 3.950
SD
= 1.017
Yoshino (2007b): study CN Beijing 2002 18+ aged general public Being, China, 2002-03 N = 1062
Mean
= 3.627
SD
= 1.427
Yoshino (2007b): study CN Shanghai 2002 18+ agedgeneral public, Shanhai, China, 2002-03 N = 1052
Mean
= 3.743
SD
= 1.307
Yoshino (2007b): study HK 2002 18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2002-03 N = 1057
Mean
= 3.934
SD
= 1.147
Yoshino (2007b): study TW 2003 20+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2003 N = 732
Mean
= 4.294
SD
= 0.902
Yoshino (2007b): study KR 2003 20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 2003 N = 654
Mean
= 3.638
SD
= 1.263
Yoshino (2007b): study JP 2005 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 2005 N = 0
Mean
= 3.837
SD
= 1.019
Yoshino (2007b): study US 2007 20+ aged, general public, United States, 2007 N = 901
Mean
= 4.141
SD
= 0.999
Yoshino (2007b): study XZ Germany West 1987 16+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1987 N = 1047
Mean
= 3.895
SD
= 0.762
Yoshino (2007b): study US 1988 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1988 N = 1563
Mean
= 4.031
SD
= 0.882
Yoshino (2007b): study JP 1988 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1988 N = 2265
Mean
= 3.923
SD
= 1.041
Yoshino (2007b): study JP 1988 /1 20-59 aged, general public, Japan, 1988 N = 1967
Mean
= 3.969
SD
= 0.982
Yoshino (2007b): study IT 1992 18+ aged, general public, Italy, 1992 N = 1048
Mean
= 3.771
SD
= 0.890
Yoshino (2007b): study TW 2006 20+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2006 N = 603
Mean
= 4.234
SD
= 0.822
Yoshino (2007b): study CN Beijing 2005 18+ aged general public, Being, China, 2005 N = 1053
Mean
= 3.784
SD
= 1.357
Yoshino (2007b): study CN Shanghai 2005 18+ aged general public, Shanghai, China, 2005 N = 1062
Mean
= 3.930
SD
= 1.197
Yoshino (2007b): study HK 2005 20+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2005 N = 849
Mean
= 3.934
SD
= 1.189
Yoshino (2007b): study CN Kunming 2003 18+ aged general public, Kinming, China, 2003 N = 1018
Mean
= 3.343
SD
= 1.546
Yoshino (2007b): study CN Hangzhou 2002 18+ aged general public, urban areas, Hangzhou, China, 2002 N = 911
Mean
= 3.852
SD
= 1.260
Yoshino (2008): study AU 2007 20+ aged, general public, Australia, 2007 N = 700
Mean
= 4.217
SD
= 0.944