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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-bb
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on four questions:
 
 To what extent are you in agreement / disagreement with the following statements about the way in which you think about yourself and your life?
 A  In most areas my life is almost ideal
 B  The conditions of my life are excellent
 C  I am contented with my life
 D  So far, I have always achieved the most important things I want in life
 
 Answers rated:
 5 totally agree
 4 slightly agree
 3 don't know
 2  slightly disagree
 1  totally disagree
 
 Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4
 
 Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
 (In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rabito-Alcon & Rodríguez-Molina (2016): study ES 2011 Pre-surgery gender dysphoric people and controls, Spain, 201? N = 101
Mean
= 3.000
Gerymski (2017): study PL 2015 Hetero-, bi and homosexual transgender and cisgender men, Poland, 2015 N = 117
Mean
= 3.750
Gerymski (2018): study PL 2013 Transgender people and cisgender controls, Poland, 201? N = 355
Mean
= 3.930
SD
= 1.250
Cadenas Blanco et al. (2019): study ES 2014 Patients of a gender clinic and controls, Spain, 201? N = 71
Mean
= 3.340