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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are very unsatisfied, please tick '0'. When you are partly satisfied, tick '5', and when you are very satisfied please tick '10'.
0  very unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5   partly satisfied
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Weick (1994a): study DE 1993 18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1993 N = 2000
Noll & Zapf (1991): study DE East Germany 1990 /1 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1990 N = 735
Mean
= 6.525
SD
= 2.092