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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ba
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:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question;
What do you think, how satisfied are you at this moment- all in all - with your life ?' 'If for instance you are totally satisfied with your life, please mark a '10'.If you are totally unsatisfied with your life, mark a '0'.If you are not completely unsatisfied nor totally satisfied range yourself somewhere between '1' and '9"
10   completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Glatzer & Volkert (1980): study XZ Germany West 1978 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1978 N = 1957
Mean
= 7.800
SD
= 3.100
Glatzer (1984): study XZ Germany West 1978 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1978-1988 N = 2100
Weick (1994b): study DE 1993 /1 18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1993 N = 3062
Mean
= 7.900
Mollenkopf & Kaspar (2005): study DE 2000 55+ aged, general public, rural areas, East and West Germany, 2000 N = 762
Mean
= 7.350
SD
= 2.100
Mollenkopf (2002): study DE 1995 55+ aged, East and West Germany, 1995 and 1999 N = 1216
GESIS (2007): study DE 2002 18+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002 N = 1568
Mean
= 7.311
SD
= 1.790
Gagliardi et al. (2010): study ZZ Western Europe 2000 55+ aged, Germany and Italy, 2000 N = 2118
Mean
= 7.420
SD
= 1.970
Goff et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006 18+ aged, general public, 36 nations, 2006-2015 N = 303858
Mean
= 6.580
SD
= 2.190