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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cb
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?
0   completely unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5  neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
6
7
8
9
10  completely satisfied

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

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ganglmair Wooliscroft & Lawson (2008): study NZ 2005 18+ aged, general public, New-Zealand, 2005 N = 3556
Mean
= 69.800
SD
= 20.200
Cummins (2007): study AU 2006 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2006 N = 2000
Mean
= 7.644
SD
= 1.747
Cummins (2007): study AU 2007 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2007 N = 200
Mean
= 7.756
SD
= 1.711
Cummins (2006): study AU 2006 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2006 N = 2000
Mean
= 7.733
SD
= 1.677
Singh et al. (2014): study IN 2014 8-13 aged,school children, India, 2014 N = 1301
Mean
= 7.950
SD
= 2.020
Forjaz et al. (2012): study ES 2012 60+ aged, community-dwlling adults, Spain, 2012 N = 1106
Mean
= 6.400
SD
= 1.600
Weinberg et al. (2014): study AU 2012 Participants in a laughter Yoga Class and a control group , Australia 200? N = 88
Mean
= 6.860
SD
= 2.160