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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life?
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hochman & Skopek (2013): study DE 2006 50+ aged general public, Germany, 2006 N = 2390
Mean
= 7.600
Hochman & Skopek (2013): study IL 2006 /1 50+ aged, general public, Israel, 2006 N = 1849
Mean
= 7.400
Hochman & Skopek (2013): study SE 2006 50+ aged general public, Sweden, 2006 N = 2572
Mean
= 8.100
Niedzwiedz et al. (2015): study ZZ EU 12 2006 50-75 aged, general public, 12 European nations, 2006-2007 N = 16071
Mean
= 7.670
Sohier (2019): study ZZ EU 9 2006 50-70 aged adults, 9 nations, followed 7 years, 2006-2013 N = 16667
Mean
= 7.760
SD
= 1.580
Olivera & Ponomarenko (2017): study ZZ Europe 2006 50+ aged, not yet retired, 18 European Nations, 2006, 2011. N = 15389
Mean
= 7.820
SD
= 1.580
Ponomarenko (2019): study ZZ EU 12 2006 50-70 aged, 12 European countries, followed 5 years into retirement, 2006/07-2011/12 N = 2163
Ponomarenko (2016): study ZZ EU 13 2006 50+ aged, 13 European countries, 2006/07 N = 8098
Mean
= 7.540
SD
= 1.750