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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-u-sq-nvt-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric + verbal scales transformed to same range (nvt)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Self report on single question:

Scores on 2 questions used in 3 surveys combined and recoded to range -3 to +3
A: How satisfied are you with your life?
     10 completely satisfied
     :
     0 completely dissatisfied
B: I am satisfied with my life
     7 strongly agree
     6 agree
     5 slightly agree
     4 neither agree nor disagree
     3 slightly disagree
     2 disagree
     1 strongly disagree

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Horner (2014): study ZZ EU 14 2004 50-70 aged men, 16 western nations, 2004-2006 N = 18345
Mean
= 1.500
SD
= 1.100