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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-l-10-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how satisfied are you currently with your life as a whole? Please indicate on this ladder. 1 means 'not satisfied at all'  and 10 completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Suh et al. (1998): study ZZ 1990 16+ aged, general public, 43 nations 1990-93 N = 55666
Inglehart (1994): study ZZ 1990 18+ aged, general public, 43 nations, 1990-1991 N = 56292
Bjornskov (2006a): study ZZ 1995 18+ aged, general public, 67 nations, 1995-2002 N = 70000