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Ed Diener, author of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth and a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, developed the Satisfaction with Life Scale, a universal survey used in many happiness studies.
Indicate your agreement with each of the following statements using the 1–7 scale below to discover your contentment with life.
4—Neither agree nor disagree
______ In most ways my life is close to my ideal.
______ The conditions of my life are excellent.
______ I am satisfied with my life.
______ So far I have gotten the important things I want in life.
______ If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing.
Your Total Score: _________
30–35: Very high score; highly satisfied
25–29: High score
20–24: Average score
15–19: Slightly below average in life satisfaction
5–9: Extremely dissatisfied