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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-e
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 or dissatisfied are you with your life in general?
5  satisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
-   don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1978 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1978 N = 0
Mean
= 3.476
SD
= 0.995
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1981 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1981 N = 0
Mean
= 3.455
SD
= 0.999
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1984 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1984 N = 0
Mean
= 3.595
SD
= 0.979
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1987 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1987 N = 0
Mean
= 3.347
SD
= 1.021
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1990 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1990 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.370
SD
= 1.022
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1993 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1993 N = 0
Mean
= 3.340
SD
= 0.979
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1996 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1996 N = 3868
Mean
= 3.263
SD
= 1.030
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1999 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1999 N = 4179
Mean
= 3.186
SD
= 1.024
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 2002 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 2002 N = 4159
Mean
= 3.122
SD
= 1.011
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1995 15+ aged, general public, Japan, 1995 N = 3392
Mean
= 3.529
SD
= 1.026
Kusago (2007): study JP 1978 General public, Japan, 3 annual 1978-2002 N = 18