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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Here are some features of people‚Äôs lives affecting them today.  Please indicate how satisfied you are with each of them....
How satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Grigg et al. (2006): study CA 2001 Diabetes patients and healthy controls, Canada, 2009 N = 1734
Mean
= 5.430
SD
= 1.480
Michalos & Zumbo (2003): study CA British Columbia 1999 18+ aged, general public, British Columbia, USA, 1999 N = 440
Mean
= 5.500
Michalos & Zumbo (2001): study CA Prince George 1999 Adults, general public, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1998 N = 743
Mean
= 5.500
Michalos & Zumbo (1999): study CA Prince George 1997 Adult general population, Prince George, Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1997 N = 715
Mean
= 5.800
Michalos & Zumbo (2000): study CA Prince George 1997 Adult general population, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997 N = 737
Mean
= 5.800
Michalos (2003): study CA Prince George 2001 Adults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2001 N = 687
Mean
= 5.700
Michalos & Orlando (2006): study CA British Columbia 1998 University students Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1998 - 2005 N = 3407
Mean
= 5.400
SD
= 1.400
Michalos & Orlando (2006a): study CA Prince George 1997 18+ aged, general public, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997-2005 N = 8664
Mean
= 5.670
Michalos & Kahlke (2010): study CA British Columbia 2005 Adults, British Comumbia, Canada, followed 3 years, 2005-2007 N = 462
Mean
= 5.650
SD
= 1.100
Diener et al. (1993): study ZZ World samples 1984 18+ aged students, 39 countries, 1984-1986 N = 18032