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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question, asked twice (sqt)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:
  
 Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole........?
 7   completely satisfied
 6
 5
 4
 3
 2
 1   completely dissatisfied
 
 Summation: both scores added
 Possible range: 2 to 14

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bharadwaj & Wilkening (1977): study US Wisconsin 1972 18+ aged, general public, Wisconsin, USA, 197? N = 1423
Martinson et al. (1984): study US Wisconsin 1974 18+aged, general public, N.W. Wisconsin, USA, 1974 N = 1423
Martinson et al. (1985): study US Wisconsin 1974 18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin, USA, 1974 N = 1423
Wilkening & McGranahan (1978): study US Wisconsin 1974 /1 18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin-residents, USA, 1974 N = 1423