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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on single question:

Overall, how satisfied (content, happy) are you with your life?
1  very unsatisfied
2  unsatisfied
3  neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Xiao & Li (2011): study CN 2005 General public, 14 cities, China, 2005 N = 3372
Hinks & Simon (2012): study MW 2012 18+ aged, general public, Malawi, 2012 N = 11000
Mean
= 2.424
SD
= 1.197