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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-b
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

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now? Are you satisfied or dissatisfied?
1  strongly dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
4  strongly satisfied
-  no opinion

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hill (2004): study CA 1989 15+ aged, general public, Canada, 1989 N = 10694
Mean
= 3.497
SD
= 0.652
GESIS (2007): study XZ Germany West 1978 Adults,, general public, urban areas, Germany-West, 1978 N = 1997
Mean
= 2.945
SD
= 0.535