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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:
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:
Selfreport 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:
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.39 7.97
SD:
0.63 2.10
Full text:
Selfreport 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:
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 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