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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Oswald & Powdthavee (2007): study GB 1999 16-65 aged, United Kingdom, 1999 -2004 N = 28418
Mean
= 5.230
SD
= 1.310
Oswald & Powdthavee (2007a): study GB 2004 Adults, United Kingdom, 2004 N = 13000
Mean
= 5.200
SD
= 1.300
Powdthavee (2008): study GB 1997 16-65 aged Great-Britain, followed 6 years, 1997-2003 N = 54424
Mean
= 5.160
SD
= 1.280
Ferrer-i-Carbonell & Gowdy (2007): study GB 1996 Adults, general public, Great Britain, 1996 N = 9000
Luechinger et al. (2008): study ZZ EU 13 1989 Employees, public and private sector, 13 European nations, 1989-1994 N = 50262
Duffy (2004): study GB 2000 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2000 N = 8952
Gash et al. (2010): study GB 1996 Married women aged 20-59, United Kingdom, followed 10 years, 1996-2006, N = 22928
Mean
= 5.320
BHPS (2010): study GB 1996 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1996-97 N = 9438
Mean
= 5.241
SD
= 1.324
BHPS (2010): study GB 1997 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1997-98 N = 11192
Mean
= 5.232
SD
= 1.340
BHPS (2010): study GB 1998 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1998-99 N = 10906
Mean
= 5.306
SD
= 1.266
BHPS (2010): study GB 1999 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1999-2000 N = 15623
Mean
= 5.212
SD
= 1.347
BHPS (2010): study GB 2000 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2000-01 N = 15603
Mean
= 5.172
SD
= 1.312
BHPS (2010): study GB 2002 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2002-03 N = 16597
Mean
= 5.254
SD
= 1.297
BHPS (2010): study GB 2003 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2003-04 N = 16238
Mean
= 5.273
SD
= 1.294
BHPS (2010): study GB 2004 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2004-05 N = 15791
Mean
= 5.236
SD
= 1.283
BHPS (2010): study GB 2006 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2006 N = 15636
Mean
= 5.176
SD
= 1.291
Oishi et al. (2007a): study GB 1996 16+ aged, UK, 1993-2006 N = 5000
Wunder et al. (2009): study GB 1996 16+ aged, general public, UK, followed 10 years, 1996-2006 N = 23785
Mean
= 5.200
SD
= 1.300
Scales & Scase (2001): study GB 1991 50-59 aged, general public, UK, 1991-1998 N = 10000
Della Giusta et al. (2010a): study GB 1996 16+ aged, general public, UK, followed 12 years 1996-2007 N = 22637
Della Giusta et al. (2010a): study GB 1996 /1 Adults, general public, UK, 1996-2007 N = 50657
Mean
= 5.230
SD
= 0.930
Clark & D'Angelo (2013): study GB 1991 /2 16+ aged general public, UK , 1991-2008 N = 90234
Mean
= 5.254
SD
= 1.119
Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996 Working age, UK, followed 10 years, 1996-2006 N = 49018
Mean
= 5.220
Brewer & Nandi (2014): study GB 1991 Divorced, United Kingdom, followed 1991-2008 N = 1560
Green & Heywood (2011): study GB 1999 20-65 aged employees, United Kingdom, 1999-2004 N = 30700
Angeles (2008): study GB 1991 18+ aged general public, UK, 1991-2005 N = 15000
Akay et al. (2015): study GB 1996 18+ aged single individuals, the United Kingdom, 1996-2008 N = 5501
Becchetti et al. (2008): study GB 1991 18+ aged general public, United Kingdom, followed 15 years 1991-2006 N = 79504
Mean
= 5.230
SD
= 1.300
Fitzroy et al. (2013): study GB 1996 18+ aged general public, UK, 1996-2008 N = 153189
Mean
= 5.230
SD
= 1.290
Pfaff & Hirata (2013): study GB 1996 18+ aged general public, United Kingdom, followed 12 years,1996-2008 N = 125095
Mean
= 5.220
SD
= 1.270
Mentzakis & Moro (2009): study GB 1996 16+ aged general public, the UK, followed 7 years, 1996-2003 N = 50658
Proto & Rustichini (2015): study GB 1996 16+ aged general public, United Kingdom, 1996-2008 N = 117041
Mean
= 5.143
SD
= 1.267
Green & Heywood (2011): study GB 1999 /1 20-65 aged, UK, followed 5 years 1999-2004 N = 10000
Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996 /1 Working age people, UK, followed 10 years 1996-2006 N = 49018
Mean
= 5.220
Gschwandtner et al. (2015): study GB 2012 16+ aged, general public UK, 2012 N = 31946
Mean
= 5.210
SD
= 145.000
Orben et al. (2019): study GB 2009 12-15 aged, UK, folowed 7 years 2009-2016 N = 1699
McAdams & Lucas (2012): study GB 1996 Adults, 16-93, United Kingdom, 1996-2004 N = 24094
Mean
= 5.240
SD
= 1.310
Taylor et al. (2009): study GB 1996 16+ aged, United Kingdom, 1996-2000, 2002-2006 N = 72954
Mean
= 5.230
White et al. (2013): study GB 1991 18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, followed 18 years 1991 - 2008 N = 56574
Mean
= 5.200
SD
= 1.270