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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Selfreport on single question:

'How satisfied would you say you are with your life as a whole ....?'
4  completely satisfied
3  very satisfied
2  moderately satisfied
1  slightly satisfied
0  not satisfied at all

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Fernandez & Kulik (1981): study US 1973 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973-1974 N = 5916
Mean
= 2.800
SD
= 0.890
Lepper (1998): study US California 1993 Retirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199? N = 971