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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Would you way that you are....?
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kahneman & Krueger (2006): study US 2004 Employed females, USA , 2004 N = 909
Levin & Taylor (1998): study US 1979 18+ aged Blacks, USA, followed 1979 to 1992 N = 1988
Mean
= 3.130
SD
= 0.790
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 1997 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 1997 N = 5000
Mean
= 3.690
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 1998 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 1998 N = 5000
Mean
= 3.480
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 1999 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 1999 N = 5000
Mean
= 3.440
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2001 18+ aged, general public, China, 2001 N = 5000
Mean
= 3.280
Angel & Angel (1992): study US 1988 65+aged, Hispanics, United States, 1988 N = 2019