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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Overall, to what degree are you satisfied with your life  these days?
4  satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
-   none of these
-   don't know

In the Japanese version, answer option 'none of these' was presented in third position and may have been interpreted as 'neutral' by some respondents.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1992 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1992 N = 7504
Mean
= 2.748
SD
= 0.715
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1993 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1993 N = 7327
Mean
= 2.759
SD
= 0.726
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1994 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1994 N = 7608
Mean
= 2.684
SD
= 0.740
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1995 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1995 N = 7347
Mean
= 2.807
SD
= 0.682
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1996 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1996 N = 7303
Mean
= 2.757
SD
= 0.722
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1997 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1997 N = 7293
Mean
= 2.705
SD
= 0.755
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 1999 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1999 N = 7022
Mean
= 2.641
SD
= 0.798
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2001 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2001 N = 7080
Mean
= 2.607
SD
= 0.783
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2002 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2002 N = 7247
Mean
= 2.594
SD
= 0.789
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2003 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2003 N = 7030
Mean
= 2.551
SD
= 0.794
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2004 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2004 N = 7005
Mean
= 2.582
SD
= 0.780
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 2005 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2005 N = 6924
Mean
= 2.585
SD
= 0.786
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 2006 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2006 N = 6000
Mean
= 2.692
SD
= 0.743
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 2007 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2007 N = 5941
Mean
= 2.624
SD
= 0.770
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2008 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2008 N = 6146
Mean
= 2.589
SD
= 0.781
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2009 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2009 N = 6252
Mean
= 2.605
SD
= 0.778
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2010 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2010 N = 6357
Mean
= 2.644
SD
= 0.776
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2011 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2011 N = 6212
Mean
= 2.692
SD
= 0.757
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2012 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2012 N = 6351
Mean
= 2.709
SD
= 0.750
EPA/SPB (1987): study JP 2013 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2013 N = 6075
Mean
= 2.772
SD
= 0.702