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Cheung & Lucas (2014): study US Oregon 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, Oregon, U.S.A., 2010
Survey name:
US-BRFSS 2010
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2277
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
4  very satisfied
3  satisfied
2  unsatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-dd
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
2812
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.39 7.97
SD:
0.63 2.10
Full text:
Self report on 4 questions

A  The conditions of my life are excellent
B  My life is close to ideal
C  I have gotten the most important things I want in life
D  I am satisfied with my life

Rated:
1  strongly disagree
2
3
4
5 strongly agree

Computation: (A+B+C+D)/4

Name: Shortened Diener Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-e
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
2812
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.01 7.53
SD:
0.88 2.20

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding income Current income level (unspecified) education Level of school-education overall health Current general health status mental health Self ratings of mental health physical health Global health self-rating satisfaction with education Satisfaction with education satisfaction with energy Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired) satisfaction work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole satisfaction with neighborhood Attitude to neighborhood happy O-HL by O-SL
O-HL by M-CO