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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
7  completely satisfied
6  quite satisfied
5  somewhat satisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  somewhat dissatisfied
2  quite dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Michalos (2005): study CA Prince George 2003 Adults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2003 N = 315
Mean
= 5.700
Michalos et al. (2001): study CA British Columbia 1999 55-95 aged, Northern Interior Health Region, British Columbia, Canada, 1999 N = 875
Mean
= 5.700
Michalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005 Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005 N = 656
Mean
= 5.600
Ajrouch (2007): study US Detroit 2001 56+aged, Arab-Americans, USA, 2001-2002 N = 101
Land et al. (2017): study US 1976 High school seniors, USA, 1976-2012 N = 60000