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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW---sq-t-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric + verbal scales transformed to same range (nvt)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole.

Scores transformed to scale 0-10

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Veenhoven (1994c): study ZZ Developed nations 1948 Adults, general public, 9 developed nations, 1948-1981 N = 9
Veenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ 1990 Adults, general public, 90 nations, 1990s N = 90000
Veenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ Developed nations 1973 /1 Adults, general public, 8 European nations and USA, 1973-2004 N = 12000
Kim & Kim (2012): study ZZ 2000 15+ aged, general public, 131 nations, 2000-2008 N = 150000