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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-b
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:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Are you at this moment satisfied or dissatisfied with your life in general?"
7  very satisfied
6  for the greater part satisfied
5  rather more satisfied than dissatisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  somewhat more satisfied than dissatisfied
2  for the greater part dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
-   do not know, difficult to say

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bernow (1985): study SE 1982 18-70 aged, general public, Sweden, 1982 N = 1558
Mean
= 5.500
Wilken & Kemmler (1997): study XZ Germany West 1985 66-80 aged women, Germany,1985 N = 63
Mean
= 16.600
SD
= 24.200