Satisfaction With Life Scale

Satisfaction With Life Scale

Definition

The SWLS is a short 5-item instrument designed to measure global cognitive judgments of satisfaction with one's life. The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) was developed to assess satisfaction with the respondent’s life as a whole. The scale does not assess satisfaction with life domains such as health or finances but allows subjects to integrate and weight these domains in whatever way they choose.

Domains

Subjective well-being

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Positive psychology

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

13 years and above

Estimated time

About 1 minute

Attribution

Diener, E., Emmons, R. A., Larsen, R. J., & Griffin, S. (1985). The Satisfaction with Life Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 49, 71-75.