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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Now please think about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with it? Are you..
5  completely satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-   don't know
-   no answer

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Williams (2003): study US 1986 24+ aged, USA, followed 1986-1994 N = 2348
Okulicz-Kozaryn et al. (2015): study US 2011 18+ aged, general public, the US, 2011 N = 8907