Happiness measure, code: O-SLW---sq-*-11-a

Self report on single question

Various items using the term 'satisfaction with life'

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, * various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 11
Used in studies
ReferenceDiener (1995a): study ZZ 1946
TitleSubjective Well-Being in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
PublicAdults, general public, 43 nations, 1946-1992
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceVeenhoven & Ouweneel (1995): study ZZ 1980
TitleLivability of the Welfare-State.
PublicAdults, general public, 26 nations, around 1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes