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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-b
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:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question :

How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7   completely satisfied
6   very satisfied
5   satisfied
4   satisfied/dissatisfied
3   dissatisfied
2   very dissatisfied
1   completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Buttel et al. (1977): study US Wisconsin 1974 18+ aged, general public, Winconsin, USA, 1974 N = 548
Mean
= 5.200
SD
= 0.900