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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-V-u-sq-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Various items (O-V)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

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

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Tucker et al. (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 1999 Students and community members, US and Russia, 1999 N = 277
Mean
= 4.140
Zubieta et al. (2012): study AR Buenos Aires 2007 University students, Argentina, 200? N = 696
Mean
= 5.050
Westaway et al. (2001): study ZA 1996 17-70 aged, South Africa, 199? N = 54
Mean
= 4.100
SD
= 2.100
Westaway et al. (2001): study ZA 1996 /1 17-70 aged, South Africa, 199? N = 54
Mean
= 4.100
SD
= 2.100
Oh et al. (2014): study US Michigan 2014 Internet users, Michigan, USA, 2014 N = 339
Mean
= 5.030
SD
= 1.170
Nemcek et al. (2012): study SK 2010 15+aged, Slovakia, 2010 N = 452
Ganglmair Wooliscroft & Wooliscroft (2019): study AT 2016 Adults, 18+ aged, Austria, 2016 N = 360
Mean
= 5.200
SD
= 0.850
Liang & Zhu (2015): study CN 2014 Landless peasants, aged 18-70, China, 2014 N = 1236
Mean
= 3.140