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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-e
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

We'd like to know how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with different aspects of your life. Are you completely satisfied. Somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied with ….
Your life as a whole?
4  completely satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied
-   don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gallup (2008): study US 1991 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1215
Mean
= 3.267
SD
= 0.745