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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Self report on single question:

To what extend are you satisfied with your life in general at the present time?
1  not at all satisfied
2  less than satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  rather satisfied
5  fully satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Uglanova (2006): study RU 1994 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 1994-2005. N = 0
Mean
= 2.969
SD
= 1.101
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1996 /1 16+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1996 N = 7574
Mean
= 3.333
SD
= 0.807
RLMS (2008): study RU 1992 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1992 N = 10692
Mean
= 2.099
SD
= 1.010
RLMS (2008): study RU 1993 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1993 N = 10894
Mean
= 2.141
SD
= 1.045
RLMS (2008): study RU 1994 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 1994 N = 8082
Mean
= 2.260
SD
= 1.045
RLMS (2008): study RU 1995 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 1995 N = 8507
Mean
= 2.241
SD
= 1.086
RLMS (2008): study RU 1996 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 1996 N = 8106
Mean
= 2.161
SD
= 1.049
Namazie & Sanfey (1999): study KG 1993 14+ aged, general public, Kyrgyzstan, 1993 N = 5647
Mean
= 2.365
SD
= 1.133
RLMS (2008): study RU 1998 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 1998 N = 7901
Mean
= 2.083
SD
= 1.062
RLMS (2008): study RU 2000 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 2000 N = 7583
Mean
= 2.383
SD
= 1.095
RLMS (2008): study RU 2001 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 2001 N = 7903
Mean
= 2.588
SD
= 1.126
RLMS (2008): study RU 2002 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 2002 N = 7885
Mean
= 2.868
SD
= 1.139
RLMS (2008): study RU 2003 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 2003 N = 7784
Mean
= 2.762
SD
= 1.149
RLMS (2008): study RU 2005 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 2005 N = 0
Mean
= 2.969
SD
= 1.101
RLMS (2008): study RU 2004 14+ aged, general public, Russia, 2004 N = 7771
Mean
= 2.897
SD
= 1.112
Senik (2004): study RU 1994 18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 6 years, 1994-2000 N = 11129