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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ca
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:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1   very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5  neutral
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied

First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used until 2005)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Cummins et al. (2002a): study AU 2002 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 2110
Mean
= 78.140
SD
= 17.860
Cummins et al. (2003a): study AU 2002 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 1999
Mean
= 7.770
SD
= 1.730
Cummins et al. (2003a): study AU 2003 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 1979
Mean
= 7.820
SD
= 1.660
Cummins et al. (2002b): study AU 2002 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 2003
Mean
= 7.720
SD
= 1.720
Cummins et al. (2003d): study AU 2003 18+aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 1993
Mean
= 7.820
SD
= 1.680
Cummins et al. (2003b): study AU 2003 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 1980
Mean
= 77.970
SD
= 16.950
Cummins et al. (2004d): study AU 2003 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 2000
Mean
= 77.410
SD
= 15.080
Cummins et al. (2001): study AU 2001 /1 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 N = 2004
Mean
= 7.724
SD
= 1.942
Cummins et al. (2001): study AU 2001 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 N = 2000
Mean
= 7.480
SD
= 1.967
Cummins et al. (2001b): study AU 2001 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 N = 2004
Mean
= 7.724
SD
= 1.942
Cummins et al. (2004a): study AU 2004 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 2000
Mean
= 7.737
SD
= 1.698
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2004 /1 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 2000
Mean
= 7.772
SD
= 1.678
Cummins et al. (2004b): study AU 2004 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 1997
Mean
= 7.912
SD
= 1.639
Cummins et al. (2005): study AU 2001 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 24000
Cummins (2005): study AR 2002 Adults, general public, Argentina, 2002 N = 492
Cummins (2005): study AR 2003 Adults, general public, Argentina, 2003 N = 189
Cummins (2005): study AR 2004 Adults, general public, Argentina, 2004 N = 268
Cummins (2005): study HK 2003 Adults, general public, Hong Kong, China, 2003 N = 78
Cummins (2005): study SK 2003 18+ aged, general public, Slovakia 2003 N = 133
Baltatescu & Cummins (2004): study RO Bihor county 2003 18+ aged, general public, Bihor County, North-West Romania, 2003 N = 368
Mean
= 6.300
Wills-Herrera (2006): study CO Bogotá 2006 Adults, general public, City of Bogotá, Colombia, 2006 N = 830
Mean
= 7.970
SD
= 1.780
Lau et al. (2004): study HK 2002 18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2002 N = 180
Mean
= 6.620
SD
= 1.540
Davern et al. (2007): study AU 2002 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 478
Lau et al. (2004): study AU 2002 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 180
Mean
= 7.940
SD
= 1.370
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2001 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 N = 1975
Mean
= 7.320
SD
= 1.320
Cummins et al. (2003c): study AU 2001 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 N = 1976
Mean
= 7.700
SD
= 1.930
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2002 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 2026
Mean
= 7.820
SD
= 1.770
Cummins et al. (2003c): study AU 2002 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 1986
Mean
= 7.720
SD
= 1.720
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2002 /1 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 1966
Mean
= 7.770
SD
= 1.730
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2003 /1 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 1965
Mean
= 7.820
SD
= 1.680
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2003 /2 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 1980
Mean
= 7.800
SD
= 1.700
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2003 /3 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 1897
Mean
= 7.770
SD
= 1.690
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2004 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 1977
Mean
= 7.740
SD
= 1.700
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2004 /2 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 1989
Mean
= 7.770
SD
= 1.680
Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2003 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003 N = 2000
Mean
= 7.740
SD
= 1.700
Cummins et al. (2004b): study AU 2004 /1 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 1974
Mean
= 7.910
SD
= 1.640
Cummins et al. (2005b): study AU 2004 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004 N = 1997
Mean
= 7.910
SD
= 1.640
Cummins et al. (2005b): study AU 2005 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2005 N = 1970
Mean
= 7.680
SD
= 1.820
Cummins et al. (2005b): study AU 2005 /1 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2005 N = 2000
Mean
= 7.750
SD
= 1.640
Gibson (2005): study AU 2006 15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2006 N = 1975
Mean
= 7.729
SD
= 1.687