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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Self report on single question:

I will list some aspects of life. For each of these aspects you should tell me how satisfied you are with ..your life altogether
4  very satisfied
3  quite satisfied
2  little satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-   DK/NA

The question on life satisfaction was posed last after questions on satisfaction with marriage, family, income, friends, savings, education level,  work (housework if housekeeper), dwelling, city where you live, health and yourself

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Calvi (1987): study IT 1985 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Italy, 1985 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.089
SD
= 0.652