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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-d
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question;

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
-  no opinion
-  not stated

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Jones (2002): study CA 1997 15+ aged, general public, Canada, 1997 N = 18000
Mean
= 3.340
SD
= 0.660
Jones (2002): study CA 2000 15+ aged, general public, Canada, 1997, 2000 N = 14000
Mean
= 3.360
SD
= 0.670
GESIS (2007): study XZ Yugoslavia 1996 18+ aged, general public, Yugoslavia (former'), 1996 N = 1962
Mean
= 2.611
SD
= 0.715