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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0  totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 totally satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Headey & Wooden (2004): study AU 2002 20-59 aged, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 7934
HILDA (2003): study AU 2002 15 + aged, general public, households, Australia, 2002 N = 8326
Schoon et al. (2005): study GB 2000 42 aged, UK, 2000 N = 10280
Mean
= 6.450
SD
= 0.780
Schoon et al. (2005): study FI 2000 /1 Employed people, Finland, 2000 N = 1750
Mean
= 6.810
SD
= 0.070
Schoon et al. (2005): study EE 2000 /2 Marrieds and divorced, Estonia, 2003 N = 1556
Mean
= 4.980
SD
= 1.150
Ganglmair Wooliscroft & Lawson (2006): study NZ 2001 20-59 aged, general public, New Zealand, 2001 N = 3507
Mean
= 6.920
SD
= 2.052
Shields & Wooden (2003): study AU 2001 15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 N = 13969
Mean
= 7.940
SD
= 1.673
Shields et al. (2009): study AU 2001 15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001 N = 13903
Mean
= 7.960
Ambrey & Fleming (2014a): study AU 2002 20-59 aged general public, Australia, 2002-2011 N = 254727
Paul & Guilbert (2013): study AU 2001 18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 4 years 2001-2005 N = 8530
Mean
= 7.920
Schurer & Yong (2012): study AU 2001 20-60 aged general public, followed 9 years, Australia, 2001-2009 N = 7158
Mean
= 7.800
SD
= 1.400
Saris (2001b): study RU 1993 18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 3 years 1993-1995 N = 2000
Schyns (2000): study RU 1993 18+ aged general public, Russia, followed 3 years 1993-1996 N = 0
Mean
= 4.800
Stillman & Liang (2010): study AU 2001 15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001-2009 N = 778666
Mean
= 7.800
Mujcic & Oswald (2016): study AU 2007 18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 3 years 2007-2009 N = 12385
Mean
= 7.910
SD
= 1.410
Headey & Wooden (2004a): study AU 2002 25-59 aged general public, Australia, 2002 N = 7934
Mean
= 7.700
Brown & Gray (2014): study AU 2002 16-93 aged general public, Australia, 2002, 2006, 2010 N = 27530
Mean
= 7.900
SD
= 1.452
Kim et al. (2012): study AU 2006 50+ aged general public, Australia, 2006 N = 1431
Mean
= 7.860
SD
= 1.750
Nikolaev (2018): study AU 2001 Working aged (22-65), Australia, followed 12 years, 2001-2013 N = 126265
Mean
= 7.910
SD
= 1.490
Ambrey (2016): study AU 2001 15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 - 2013 N = 6082
Mean
= 7.900
SD
= 1.400