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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-V-u-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Various items (O-V)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In most ways my life is close to ideal
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  neither agree nor disagree
4  agree
5  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS)
Adjusted rating scale: 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Reig Ferrer et al. (2001): study ES 2000 University students, Alicante, Spain 2000 N = 845
Mean
= 3.155
SD
= 0.991
Wu & Wu (2008): study TW 1998 Psychiatric outpatients,Taiwan, 199? N = 324
Mean
= 3.920
SD
= 1.800
Wu & Yao (2007): study TW 2002 University students, Taiwan, 200? N = 304
Mean
= 4.510
SD
= 1.480
Castelli et al. (2018): study CH 2017 6-12 aged, Ticino canton,,Switzerland , 2017 N = 1942
Mean
= 3.920
SD
= 1.160
Cadenas Blanco et al. (2019): study ES 2014 Patients of a gender clinic and controls, Spain, 201? N = 71
Mean
= 3.140
Gerymski (2017): study PL 2015 Hetero-, bi and homosexual transgender and cisgender men, Poland, 2015 N = 117
Mean
= 3.650
Rabito-Alcon & Rodríguez-Molina (2016): study ES 2011 Pre-surgery gender dysphoric people and controls, Spain, 201? N = 101
Mean
= 2.810
Gerymski (2018): study PL 2013 Transgender people and cisgender controls, Poland, 201? N = 355
Mean
= 3.840
Loewe et al. (2014a): study CL 2013 Employed, 18-74, Chile, 2013 N = 530
Mean
= 3.460
SD
= 0.840
Caycho-Rodríguez et al. (2018): study PE Trujillo, La Libertad 2017 Elderly, Peru, 2017 N = 236
Mean
= 3.580
SD
= 1.120