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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied would you say you are you with the way your life has worked out up to now?
10  very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Scherpenzeel (2001): study CH Bern 1999 15+ aged, general public, household members, Bern, Switzerland 1999 N = 864
TARKI (2010): study HU 1993 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hungary, 1993 N = 4951
Mean
= 5.647
SD
= 2.672
TARKI (2010): study HU 1994 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hungary, 1994 N = 4627
Mean
= 5.937
SD
= 2.415
TARKI (2010): study HU 1995 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hungary, 1995 N = 4131
Mean
= 5.638
SD
= 2.410
TARKI (2010): study HU 1996 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hungary, 1996 N = 3622
Mean
= 5.729
SD
= 2.369
TARKI (2010): study HU 1997 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hungary, 1997 N = 2846
Mean
= 5.656
SD
= 2.270