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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  completely dissatisfied
2
3
4  neutral
5
6
7  completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics ISJP (2000): study BG 1991 18+ aged, general public, Bulgaria, 1991 N = 1405
Mean
= 4.255
SD
= 1.710
ISJP (2000): study XZ Czechoslovakia 1991 18+ aged, general public, Czechoslovakia (former), 1991 N = 1181
Mean
= 4.757
SD
= 1.418
ISJP (2000): study DE East Germany 1991 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1991 N = 1019
Mean
= 5.089
SD
= 1.356
ISJP (2000): study DE West Germany 1991 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1991 N = 1837
Mean
= 5.609
SD
= 1.209
ISJP (2000): study EE 1991 18+ aged, general public, Estonia, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.140
SD
= 1.353
ISJP (2000): study GB 1991 18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1991 N = 1319
Mean
= 5.656
SD
= 1.274
ISJP (2000): study HU 1991 18+ aged, general public, Hungary, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.505
SD
= 1.631
ISJP (2000): study JP 1991 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1991 N = 777
Mean
= 4.636
SD
= 1.195
ISJP (2000): study NL 1991 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1991 N = 1783
Mean
= 5.586
SD
= 1.290
ISJP (2000): study PL 1991 18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1991 N = 1542
Mean
= 4.651
SD
= 1.371
ISJP (2000): study RU 1991 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1991 N = 1734
Mean
= 3.700
SD
= 1.456
ISJP (2000): study SI 1991 18+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 1991 N = 1375
Mean
= 5.032
SD
= 1.392
ISJP (2000): study US 1991 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1414
Mean
= 5.771
SD
= 1.243
Cowan et al. (1998): study US 1993 Heterosexual women college psychology students USA 199? N = 92