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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW---sq-nt-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scales transformed to same range (nt)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Self report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole rated on numeral scales.
Scores transformed lineairly to scale 0-10 and next retransformed to range 1-7 e

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Veenhoven & Ehrhardt (1995): study ZZ 1980 Adults, general public, 32 countries, around 1980 N = 35000
Easterlin (2005c): study JP 1958 18+ aged general public, Japan, 1958-1987 N = 60000