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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-6-a
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:
6

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how satisfied are you with your life these days?
6  very satisfied
5  quite satisfied
4  rather satisfied
5  rather dissatisfied
2  quite dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics GESIS (2007): study DE 1993 18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1993 N = 1996
Mean
= 4.390
SD
= 0.989
GESIS (2007): study DE West Germany 1993 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1993 N = 1014
Mean
= 4.614
SD
= 0.921
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1993 /1 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1993 N = 982
Mean
= 4.162
SD
= 1.003