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A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment

Satisfaction with Life – First Measurement

  • This scale was developed by Professor Ed Diener and his colleagues. The type of happiness this scale measures is not ephemeral mood; rather, it is a reflective assessment of how well your life is going, all (or at least most) things considered.

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree with each of the 5 statements.
    Very strongly disagreeStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeVery strongly agree
    1. In most ways my life is close to my ideal
    2. The conditions of my life are excellent
    3. I am satisfied with my life
    4. So far I have gotten the important things I want in life
    5. If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing