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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-g-sq-v-4-b
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Please tell me how satisfied you are with your life overall. Would you say that you are..
4  very satisfied
3  mostly satisfied
2  mostly dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
-  don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gallup (2008): study US 1997 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1997 N = 935
Mean
= 3.353
SD
= 0.623
Blanchflower & Oswald (2017): study US 2010 18+ aged, general public, United States of America, 2010 N = 427000
Feller et al. (2013): study DE 1994 35-65 aged, general population, Germany, followed 4 years1994-2008 N = 48976
Mean
= 3.200
SD
= 0.645