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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-c
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:
 
 How satisfied are you with your life in general?
 5  completely satisfied
 4  satisfied
 3  unsatisfied nor satisfied
 2  unsatisfied
 1  completely unsatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kolstad (1996): study NO 1990 17+ aged, general public, Norway, 1990 N = 995
Mean
= 4.380
SD
= 0.690
Saris et al. (1996): study NO 1990 16+ aged, general public, Norway, 1990 N = 986
Mean
= 4.380
SD
= 0.690
Saris et al. (1996): study RU 1991 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1991 N = 10962
Mean
= 3.333
SD
= 0.819
Saris et al. (1996): study IT 1991 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1991 N = 1055
Mean
= 3.831
SD
= 0.921
Saris et al. (1996): study SI 1991 16+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 1991 N = 2050
Mean
= 3.475
SD
= 0.895
Saris et al. (1996): study NL 1991 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 1599
Mean
= 4.022
SD
= 0.567