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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-a
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:
6

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfying are these different aspects of your life? Indicate the number which best suits your situation. Life as a whole is....."
1  very dissatisfying
2  dissatisfying
3  rather dissatisfying
4  rather satisfying
5  satisfying
6  very satisfying

This item was followed by eight questions on life domain satisfactions.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bränholm & Degerman (1992): study SE 1990 Biological parents of children with Down's syndrome, Norbotton County, Sweden, 1990 N = 74
Bränholm & Degerman (1992): study SE 1990 /1 25-55 aged, general public, Umea, northern Sweden, 1990 N = 89
Fugl-Meyer et al. (1991): study SE 1986 Adults, general public, city of Umea, northern Sweden, 198? N = 214
Fugl-Meyer et al. (1991a): study SE 1984 Handicapped referred for vocational rehabilitation,followed 2 years, Umea, Sweden, 1984-1986 N = 149
Mean
= 3.990
SD
= 1.300
Bränholm et al. (1991): study SE 1986 25-55 aged, vocationally actives, Umea, Northern Sweden, 1986/87 N = 163
Mansson et al. (1995): study SE 1990 Stroke patients and controls, Sweden 199? N = 88
Ahlstrand & Bränholm (1998): study SE 1993 30- aged women on sick leave, Sweden, 199? N = 22
Ryan & Dziurawiec (2001): study AU 1998 Adults, Perth, Australia, 1998 N = 162
Mean
= 5.400
SD
= 0.900