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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-h
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:

Are you satisfied with your life, or not satisfied?
5  satisfied
4  rather satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hamermesh et al. (2014): study JP 1984 15-64 aged general public, Japan 1984 -1999 N = 11133
Mean
= 3.226
SD
= 1.040
Hamermesh et al. (2014): study KR 1999 16-64 aged non-student, general public, South Korea N = 58470
Mean
= 3.226
SD
= 1.040