Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-r


Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:


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 Mean
Standard Deviation
DeNeve (2011): study US 2001 Young adults, USA, 2001-2002 N =
DeNeve et al. (2012): study US 2001 Young adults, USA, 2001 N =
Zhang (2012a): study JP 2010 18+ aged, general public, major cities, Japan, 2010 N =
Cheng et al. (2016): study CN 2011 Adults, urban areas, age range not reported, China, 2011 N =
Cohen et al. (2018): study ZA Gauteng 2013 18+ aged general public,Gauting region South Africa, 2013 N =
Cordeiro et al. (2019): study ZA Gauteng 2011 18+ general population. Gauting city region, South Africa 2011-215 N =