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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics DeNeve et al. (2012): study US 2001 Young adults, USA, 2001 N = 15197
Mean
= 4.151
SD
= 0.814
DeNeve (2011): study US 2001 Young adults, USA, 2001-2002 N = 2574
Mean
= 4.151
SD
= 0.814
Zhang (2012a): study JP 2010 18+ aged, general public, major cities, Japan, 2010 N = 943
Cheng et al. (2014a): study CN 2011 Adults, urban areas, age range not reported, China, 2011 N = 5229
Mean
= 3.722
SD
= 0.811