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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Taking your life as a whole, are you .......?
5   very satisfied
4   quite satisfied
3   more satisfied than discontented
2   more discontented than satisfied
1   quite dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Moller & Welch (1985): study ZA 1984 Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984 N = 253
Moller (1989): study ZA 1983 Adult, general public, urban areas, South African, 1983 N = 5587
Mean
= 3.470
SD
= 1.245
Moller (1989): study ZA 1988 Adults, general public, urban areas, South Africa, 1988 N = 3771
Schulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984 N = 1776
Mean
= 3.844
SD
= 0.853
Gehmacher (1992b): study AT 1989 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1989 N = 2000
Moller (1988a): study ZA 1983 Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983 N = 253
Mean
= 2.550
Ogris (1994): study AT 1994 Adults, general public, Austria 1994 N = 1998
Ogris (1994): study SI 1994 Adults, general public, Slovenia, 1994 N = 1998
Dickow & Moller (2002): study ZA 1999 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1999 N = 2219