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Cheung & Lucas (2014): study DE 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Cheung, F.; Lucas, R.E.
Title:
Assessing the Validity of Single-Item Life Satisfaction Measures: Results from Three Large Samples.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2014, Vol. 23, 2809 - 2818.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany, 2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1312
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
2815
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.38 7.38
SD:
1.64 1.64

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding overall health Self-perceived health income Current income level (unspecified) neuroticism Neurotic (f48)
Neurotic
extraversion Extraverted openess Open agreeableness Agreeable conscientiousness Conscientious domain satisfaction with: health Satisfaction with health domain satisfaction with: work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole domain satisfaction with: income Satisfaction with income domain: leisure Satisfaction with leisure hours psychological flourishing Perceived usefullness of one's life general mood Mood during the interview angry Aggressive, angry worried Anxious
Feeling secure (vs threatened)
happy Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Happy
sad Feeling down (vs not) ashamed Self-conscious
Feeling self-confident (vs inadequate)
jealousy Jealous something wrong Current problems