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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-bb
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:
5

Description

Self report on single question:

Please think about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with it?
5  completely satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Fonseca et al. (2014): study ZZ EU 11 2006 50+ aged, 12 nations, followed 4 years, 2006/08-2010 N = 120775
Mean
= 4.051
SD
= 0.801
Fonseca et al. (2014): study AT 2006 50+ aged, Austria, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 3365
Mean
= 4.127
SD
= 0.874
Fonseca et al. (2014): study BE 2006 50+ aged, Belgium, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 8066
Mean
= 4.118
SD
= 0.671
Fonseca et al. (2014): study DK 2006 50+ aged, Denmark, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 5257
Mean
= 4.481
SD
= 0.664
Fonseca et al. (2014): study FR 2006 50+ aged, France, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 7010
Mean
= 3.920
SD
= 0.796
Fonseca et al. (2014): study DE 2006 50+ aged, Germany, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 6170
Mean
= 4.085
SD
= 0.811
Fonseca et al. (2014): study GR 2006 50+ aged, Greece, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 4395
Mean
= 3.809
SD
= 0.745
Fonseca et al. (2014): study IT 2006 50+ aged, Italy, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 6088
Mean
= 3.953
SD
= 0.847
Fonseca et al. (2014): study NL 2006 50+ aged, Netherland, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 6522
Mean
= 4.204
SD
= 0.555
Fonseca et al. (2014): study ES 2006 50+ aged, Spain, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 4587
Mean
= 3.966
SD
= 0.872
Fonseca et al. (2014): study SE 2006 50+ aged, Sweden, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 6784
Mean
= 4.383
SD
= 0.706
Fonseca et al. (2014): study SZ 2006 50+ aged, Switzerland, followed 4 years, 2006-2010 N = 3108
Mean
= 4.407
SD
= 0.681
Fonseca et al. (2014): study US 2008 50+ aged, USA, followed 2 years, 2008-2010 N = 54923
Mean
= 3.920
SD
= 0.834