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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

In general, are you satisfied with your current life?
5  very satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  average
2  fairly dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2000 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2000 N = 3000
Mean
= 3.270
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2002 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.330
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2003 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.260
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2004 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2004 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.380
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2005 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2005 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.280
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2006 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2006 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.520
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2007 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2007 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.350
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2008 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2008 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.510
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2009 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2009 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.470
Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2010 /2 Adults, age range not reported, general public, China, 2010 N = 3500
Mean
= 3.410