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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Considering the whole situation: how satisfied are you about your daily life?
1  very unsatisfied
2  unsatisfied
3  neither unsatisfied, nor satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied

Numbering reversed in original (very unsatisfied '5', very satisfied '1')

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 1993 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1993 N = 1492
Mean
= 2.952
SD
= 0.947
ICCV (2011): study RO 1994 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1994 N = 1500
Mean
= 2.816
SD
= 0.926
Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 1995 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1995 N = 1509
Mean
= 2.914
SD
= 0.949
ICCV (2011): study RO 1996 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1996 N = 1510
Mean
= 2.847
SD
= 0.972
Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 1997 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1997 N = 1218
Mean
= 2.825
SD
= 0.934
ICCV (2011): study RO 1999 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1999 N = 1200
Mean
= 2.710
SD
= 0.985
Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 1990 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1990 N = 2020
Mean
= 3.071
SD
= 0.902
Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 1991 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1991 N = 0
Mean
= 2.858
SD
= 0.878
Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 1992 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1992 N = 0
Mean
= 2.956
SD
= 0.953
Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 1998 /1 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 1998 N = 1133
Mean
= 2.735
SD
= 0.981
Baltatescu (2006a): study RO 2003 /2 18+ aged, general public, Romania, 2003 N = 1018
Mean
= 2.958
SD
= 0.986
Hinks & Davies (2008): study MW 2004 Household heads, Malawai 2004-2005 N = 11272
Mean
= 2.424
SD
= 1.197
Rudolf & Cho (2011): study KR 1998 Working aged, South-Korea, followed 10 years 1998-2008 N = 25461
Mean
= 3.200
Grant et al. (2009a): study ZZ 1999 17-30 aged students, 21 countries, 2000 N = 19647