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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Considering job, family, finances, leisure and so on, how satisfied are you with your overall life?
1  very unsatisfied
2  unsatisfied
3  slightly unsatisfied
4  slightly satisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kim & Cho (2003): study KR 1999 18+ aged government sector employees, Korea, 1999 N = 1002
Mean
= 3.746
SD
= 0.961
Kim & Cho (2003): study KR 1999 /1 Private sector employees, South Korea 1999 N = 324
Mean
= 3.905
SD
= 0.852