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John D. Corrigan, PhD, Ohio State University at

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Corrigan, J. (2013). Satisfaction With Life Scale. The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury.
combi/swls ( accessed ).*

*Note: This citation is for the COMBI web material. Dr. Corrigan is not the scale author for the SWLS.





SWLS Syllabus

Satisfaction With Life Scale
Diener, E., Emmons, R., Larsen, J., & Griffin, S. (1985). The Satisfaction With Life Scale. J Personality Assessment, 49(1), 71-75.

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 on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. The 7-point scale is as follows:

1 = strongly disagree

2 = disagree

3 = slightly disagree

4 = neither agree nor disagree

5 = slightly agree

6 = agree

7 = 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.


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