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Satisfaction with life

All about leadership!
James Marlatt, Ph.D., Certified Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant

Well-being has been correlated with an individual's general outlook-on-life, emotional balance, and engagement in the work place. This scale provides insight into the general outlook-on-life.

Below are 5 statements with which you may agree or disagree. Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each item by indicating that response for each statement.
7 - Strongly agree
6 - Agree
5 - Slightly agree
4 - Neither agree or disagree
3 - Slightly agree
2 - Disagree
1 - Strongly disagree

Please answer the following questions.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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.

Now ...

Slow down and think about your scores. How do your answers inform your level of engagement in the workplace? What can you takeaway from this brief survey? Your coach can help you to explore your thoughts, and observations.

If you are interested you can add the responses , varying from 1 to 7, for all eight items and score your results:

* 31 - 35 Extremely satisfied
* 26 - 30 Satisfied
* 21 - 25 Slightly satisfied
* 20 Neutral
* 15 - 19 Slightly dissatisfied
* 10 - 14 Dissatisfied
* 5 - 9 Extremely dissatisfied

Remember to print this screen page if you want to. Or come back and answer the questions again sometime.

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

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