Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

satisfaction

Categories

Well-being

Satisfaction with life
Satisfaction With Life Scale - Average of 5 items

Satisfaction is measured using the Satisfaction With Life Scale. Participants are asked to rate how each of the 5 items applies to themselves using a 7-point Likert rating scale (see below). All items are flipped so that higher scores relate to more satisfaction. The total score is the mean of the ratings.

Participants are presented the following items:

Item no. Item Flipped (f)
1 In most ways my life is close to my ideal. (f)
2 The conditions of my life are excellent. (f)
3 I am satisfied with my life. (f)
4 So far I have gotten the important things I want in life. (f)
5 If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing. (f)

Response choices for each item:

Response Value Flipped value
Strongly agree 1 7
Agree 2 6
Slightly agree 3 5
Neither agree nor disagree 4 4
Slightly disagree 5 3
Disagree 6 2
Strongly disagree 7 1