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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-a
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:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Taking everything into consideration: how satisfied are you with your life in general at the present time.....?
1  not satisfied
2  slightly satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
4  very satisfied
5  extremely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rice et al. (1979): study US NewYork 1975 Adult, general public, Western New York State, USA, 1975 N = 1041
Mean
= 3.570
Gehmacher (1989): study AT 1989 Adults, varying age ranges, general public, Austria, 1989 N = 0
Gehmacher (1990): study AT 1988 Railway employees, Austria, 1988 N = 68
Danzer & Danzer (2014): study UA 2003 6000+ adults, aged 15 to 75, Ukraine N = 11922
Mean
= 2.590
SD
= 1.160