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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
-   don't know
-   no answers

Numerical scale reversed

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Becker & Vink (1984): study NL 1982 18-64 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1982 N = 465
Mean
= 4.680
Graham et al. (2004): study RU 1995 10+ aged, general public, Russia, 1995-2000 N = 5269
Mean
= 2.355
SD
= 1.080
Statistics New Zealand (2014): study NZ 2004 15+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 2004 N = 1125
Mean
= 4.029
SD
= 0.785
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1990 Adullts, general public,urban areas, Germany, 1990 N = 1506
Mean
= 3.124
SD
= 0.784
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1991 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1991 N = 1453
Mean
= 3.202
SD
= 0.784
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1992 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1992 N = 1513
Mean
= 3.359
SD
= 0.780
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1993 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1993 N = 1547
Mean
= 3.469
SD
= 0.807
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1996 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1996 N = 1518
Mean
= 3.500
SD
= 0.815