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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-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:
11

Description

Self rating on single question:

"All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you overall with your life as a whole these days?"

Rated on ladder scale
[ 10 ]  completely satisfied
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[  0  ]  completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hall (1976): study GB 1971 Adults, general public, Great Britain, 1971-1975 N = 593
Mean
= 7.800
Briscoe (1982): study GB 1977 Married couples with high incidence of minor psychiatric problems, London, U.K., 1977 N = 100
Mean
= 7.600
Lee et al. (1982): study KR 1980 Parents with unmarried children at home, South Korea, 1980 N = 1500
Mean
= 4.535
SD
= 2.302
Harding (1982): study GB 1975 Adults, general public, urban areas, Great-Britain, 1975 N = 932
Mean
= 7.800