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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Makarczyk (1962): study PL 1960 Adults, general public, students and peasants excluded, Poland, 1960 N = 2387
Mean
= 3.590
SD
= 1.087
Lance et al. (1989): study US Georgia 1984 Married academics, university of Georgia, USA, 1984 N = 134
Mean
= 4.160
SD
= 0.940