The result I get is not accurate. Why?

The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) is very sensitive to how you answer the questions. To get an accurate rating, it is essential to answer the questions honestly without comparing your current life with those of others in your country or any other country.

For example, you might be unhappy with your current situation, but if you compare it with people in a worse situation or an oppressed country, you might feel like you “shouldn’t complain” or “should be happy” with what you have.

However, if you answer the questions this way, your ratings will not reflect how you genuinely feel.

Please answer the questions by thinking only about yourself.

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