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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-mq-v-5-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:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on two questions:

A:  At this present moment, how do you feel about your life as a whole?

B: Taking all the aspects of life above into consideration, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole at present?

Each rated
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied

Computation:( A+B )/2

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Seik (2000): study SG 1997 20+ aged, Singapore,1997 N = 1100
Mean
= 3.610
SD
= 0.630
Seik (2000): study SG 1998 15+ aged, Singapore,1998 N = 2200
Mean
= 3.376
SD
= 0.674