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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

How satisfied are you currently with your own life? Please answer concerning ….. your life as a whole.
5  satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  about evenly satisfied and dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

Question preceded by items on satisfaction with aspects of life.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Future Life Survey (2011): study JP 2001 Adults, 18-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2001 N = 2254
Mean
= 3.629
SD
= 0.883