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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life.....?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  average
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rose (1955): study US 1952 Married couples, middle aged, middle-class, USA, 1952-53 N = 416
Lohmann (1977): study US Tennessee 1975 60+ aged, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 197? N = 259
Lai & McDonald (1995): study CA Calgary, Alberta 1991 Chinese elderly immigrants, Canada, 1991 N = 100
Mean
= 4.060
SD
= 0.639
Lombardo et al. (2018): study CA 2003 12+ aged, general public, Canada, 2003-2012 N = 666574
Mean
= 4.260
SD
= 0.730