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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  At present I am completely satisfied with my life
B  In the near future a lot of things will have to change before I feel satisfied with my life

Rated
1  completely disagree
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely agree

Computation: (A+B)/2, B reversed

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brunstein (1993): study DE 1988 Students, Germany, 1988, followed 14 weeks N = 97
Mean
= 4.120
SD
= 1.510