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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW---sq-*-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on single question

Various items using the term 'satisfaction with life'

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Diener (1995a): study ZZ 1946 Adults, general public, 43 nations, 1946-1992 N = 43
Veenhoven & Ouweneel (1995): study ZZ 1980 Adults, general public, 26 nations, around 1980 N = 35000