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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-a
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:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Tell me how much you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your life as a whole
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7  very satisfied

Last item in a series of questions about satisfaction with various domains in life

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bach & Tilton (1994): study US 1984 Tetraplegia patients and controls,USA,1984-86 N = 87
Mean
= 5.070
SD
= 0.500
Shin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 2001 /1 20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 2001 N = 1006
Mean
= 4.562
SD
= 1.274
Shin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 1981 20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 1981 N = 1215
Mean
= 4.364
SD
= 1.415