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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Taking everything in your life into consideration, how satisfied with your life are you?
1  extremely unsatisfied
2  very unsatisfied
3  unsatisfied
4  satisfied nor unsatisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
7  extremely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rojas (2006): study MX Multiple regions 2001 General public, Regions, Mexico, 2001 N = 1535
Rojas (2009): study CR 2006 16+ aged, general public, Costa Rica, 2006 N = 1998
Mean
= 5.191
SD
= 1.336
Rojas (2008): study MX 2001 General public, five states, Mexico, 2001 N = 1536
Mean
= 5.133
SD
= 0.986