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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-d
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 life in  general at the present time? Would you say you are.....?
5   extremely satisfied
4   very satisfied
3   fairly satisfied
2   slightly satisfied
1   not satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Goudy & Goudeau (1981): study US 1975 50+ aged, general public, North-Central Iowa, USA, 1975 N = 2321
Near et al. (1978): study US NewYork 1975 Adults, general public, Western New York State, USA, 1975 N = 384
Mean
= 3.566
SD
= 1.082
Gehmacher (1992b): study AT 1992 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1992 N = 1553