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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1  completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Stutzer (2004): study CH 1992 18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 1992-94 N = 4462
Mean
= 8.240
SD
= 1.690
Posel & Casale (2011): study ZA 2008 17+ aged general public, South-Africa., 2008 N = 28000
Mean
= 5.424
SD
= 2.446