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



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