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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Self report on single question:

Taken all together, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2  not satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4 satisfied
5  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Dykstra & Liefbroer (1998): study NL 1992 55-89 aged, The Netherlands, 1992 N = 3729
Mean
= 4.100
Dykstra & Wagner (2007): study DE 1990 70-100+ aged, West-Berlin, Germany 1990-1993 N = 516
Mean
= 3.700