Satisfaction with life scale (SWLS)
Below are five statements with which you may agree or disagree. Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each item by placing the appropriate number in the line preceding the item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
1 = strongly disagree
2 = disagree
3 = slightly disagree
4 = neither agree or disagree
5 = slightly agree
6 = agree
7 = strongly agree
____ 1. In most ways, my life is close to ideal.
____ 2. The conditions of my life are excellent.
____ 3. I am satisfied with 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.
The possible range of scores is 5-35, with a score of 20 representing a neutral point on the scale.
Scores between 5-9 indicate the respondent is extremely dissatisfied with life, whereas scores between 31-35 indicate the respondent is extremely satisfied