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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Taken all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? On the whole, would you say you are.....?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Moller (1996): study ZA 1992 Urban blacks in 3-generation households, South Africa, 1992 N = 900
Rule (2007): study ZA 2004 Adults, general public, South Africa, 2004 N = 2799
Mean
= 2.892
SD
= 1.198
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1983 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1983 N = 5587
Mean
= 3.462
SD
= 1.254
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1988 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1988 N = 3772
Mean
= 3.465
SD
= 1.127
Avia & Vasques (1998): study ES 1993 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Spain, 1993 N = 2542
Mean
= 3.916
SD
= 0.779
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1994 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1994 N = 2219
Mean
= 3.986
SD
= 1.032
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1995 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1995 N = 2200
Mean
= 3.068
SD
= 1.186
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1999 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1999 N = 2200
Mean
= 3.068
SD
= 1.419
Moller (2006a): study ZA 2002 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2002 N = 2200
Mean
= 2.973
SD
= 1.243
Lindsay (2010): study NZ 2008 18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 2008 N = 8721
Mean
= 4.066
SD
= 0.868
Richards (2001): study ZA ZA: Eastern Cape 2001 Adults, general public, Buffalo City, South Africa, 2001 N = 2477
Mean
= 2.880
SD
= 1.214
Fleming et al. (2016): study NZ 2008 15+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 2008 - 2012 N = 22727
Mean
= 4.084
SD
= 0.854