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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Now here are some questions concerning how satisfied - or dissatisfied - you are with various things about your life, such as your standard of living, your education etc. To indicate this, would you use this card. If you are extremely SATISFIED with something you would call of the highest number, ten. If you are extremely DISSATISFIED you would mention the lowest number, zero. If you are neither extremely satisfied nor extremely dissatisfied, you would mention some number in between zero and ten - the higher the number, the more satisfied, the lower the number the less satisfied.
How satisfied - or dissatisfied - are you with the following? Just read off the number that comes closest to how you feel.
We have talked about various parts of your life. Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
0  dissatisfied
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10 satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Weston et al. (2003): study AU 2001 Employed fathers, Australia, 2001 N = 1479
Mean
= 7.940
SD
= 0.180
Headey et al. (2008): study AU 2002 15+ aged, general public, Australia 2002 N = 11755
Gallup (2008): study US 1977 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1977 N = 1506
Mean
= 8.020
SD
= 1.727
Becchetti et al. (2016): study ZZ Europe 2006 50+ aged, general public, Europe, 2006,2007 N = 30325000
Mean
= 7.540
SD
= 1.780