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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

How satisfied are you with life as a whole these days.....?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
(Scale labels not reported)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Barnes et al. (1979): study NL 1974 16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1974 N = 1201
Mean
= 7.600
Barnes et al. (1979): study GB 1973 16+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 1973 N = 1483
Mean
= 7.300
Barnes et al. (1979): study US 1974 16+ aged, general public, USA, 1974 N = 1719
Mean
= 7.400
Barnes et al. (1979): study XZ Germany West 1974 16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1974 N = 2307
Mean
= 7.100
Barnes et al. (1979): study AT 1974 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1974 N = 1584
Mean
= 7.100