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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-10-b
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Please look at this satisfaction scale and tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your life as a whole
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  Dissatisfied

Numbers were presented in different order (1 satisfied… 10 dissatisfied).

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1984 16+ aged, general public, Australia, 1984 N = 2208
Mean
= 8.200
Atkinson (1979): study CA 1977 18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1977 N = 3289
Cushing (1987): study AU 1984 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Australia, 1984 N = 2208
Mean
= 8.200