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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-mq-v-4-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on two questions:

A  Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your life in general?
    2  satisfied
    1  dissatisfied
    -   do not know
B  Is that somewhat or very?
    1  somewhat
    2  very
    -   do not know

Computation
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
4  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hill (2004): study CA 1996 15+ aged, general public, Canada, 1996 N = 12756
Mean
= 3.728
SD
= 0.584