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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general? Indicate your satisfaction by giving a number between 0 and 10, where 0 means 'completely dissatisfied' and 10 'completely satisfied'. So, the more satisfied you are the higher the number.
0  completely unsatisfied
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Lalive & Stutzer (2010): study CH 2000 Salaried workers, Switzerland, 2000-2001 N = 6203
Mean
= 8.060
Saris et al. (1996): study RU 1991 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1991 N = 10962
Mean
= 6.031
SD
= 2.558
Elchardus & Smits (2007): study BE 2006 18+ aged, general public, Belgium, 2006 N = 4487
Mean
= 6.966
SD
= 1.837
Bartolini et al. (2013a): study DE 1988 14+ aged, Germany, 1988 - 2007 N = 59527
Mean
= 6.960
SD
= 1.840