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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-101-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
101

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfied are you with your life in general? Indicate your satisfaction by giving a number between 0 and 100, the '0' means 'completely unsatisfied' and '100' means 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are, the higher the number."
0    completely unsatisfied
10
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80
90
100 completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Saris et al. (1996): study NL 1991 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 1599
Mean
= 8.119
SD
= 1.709
Saris et al. (1996): study IT 1991 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1991 N = 1055
Mean
= 7.105
SD
= 2.031
Saris et al. (1996): study RU 1991 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1991 N = 10962
Mean
= 6.141
SD
= 2.416
Saris et al. (1996): study SI 1991 16+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 1991 N = 2050
Mean
= 6.333
SD
= 2.531
Saris et al. (1996): study BE 1991 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1991 N = 1439
Mean
= 8.059
SD
= 1.609
RUSSET panel study (2005): study RU 1995 18+ aged, general public, Russia, 1995 N = 2273
Mean
= 53.280
SD
= 24.010