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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-bb
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;

Now, let's talk about your life as a whole. All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0   completely dissatisfied
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9
10 completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics GESIS (2007): study US 1974 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1974 N = 1719
Mean
= 7.405
SD
= 2.134
GESIS (2007): study AT 1974 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1974 N = 1585
Mean
= 7.141
SD
= 2.176
GESIS (2007): study GB 1974 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1974 N = 1483
Mean
= 7.328
SD
= 2.116
GESIS (2007): study FI 1976 16+ aged, general public, Finland, 1976 N = 1224
Mean
= 7.558
SD
= 1.900
GESIS (2007): study XZ Germany West 1974 16+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1974 N = 2307
Mean
= 7.070
SD
= 2.020
GESIS (2007): study IT 1976 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1976 N = 1779
Mean
= 6.320
SD
= 2.256
GESIS (2007): study NL 1974 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1974 N = 1201
Mean
= 7.640
SD
= 1.588
GESIS (2007): study CH 1976 16+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 1976 N = 1290
Mean
= 7.973
SD
= 2.039
Well-Being Study Unit (2012a): study JP 2012 15-69 aged, general population, Japan, 2012 N = 10469
Mean
= 5.700
Gökdemir (2015): study TR 2010 18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2010 N = 955
Mean
= 5.380
Dumludag (2015): study ZZ 2010 18+ aged, general public, developed and transition nations, 2010 N = 22671