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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-5-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:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole.....?
5  very satisfied
4
3
2
1  not at all satisfied

Numbers presented in reversed order (very satisfied '1', not t all satisfied '5')

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gehmacher (1988a): study AT 1985 Adults, followed 6 months, Austria, 198? N = 0
Gehmacher (1992c): study AT Wien 1988 Residents communal housing estates, Vienna, Austria, 1989 N = 886
IFES (2011): study AT 1988 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Austria, 1988 N = 20000
Mean
= 4.194
SD
= 0.804