Happiness measure, code: O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a


Selfreport on single question:

In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
3 completely satisfying
2 pretty satisfying
1 not very satisfying
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLL Overall: Satisfaction with Life one Leads
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceChason (1975): study US 1974
TitleA Comparison of Social Interest among Service-Oriented Professionals, Prisoners and Psychiatric Patients.
PublicPrisoners and comparison groups, 1974, USA
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceColeman & Antonucci (1983): study US 1976
TitleImpact of Work on Women at Midlife.
Public40-59 aged women, USA, 1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFirebaugh & Schroeder (2009): study US 2000
TitleDoes Your Neighbor's Income Affect Your Happiness?
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceFischer (1973): study US 1968
TitleUrban Malaise.
PublicAdults, varying age ranges, general public, USA, 1968
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGall et al. (1997): study CA Ontario 1981
TitleThe Retirement Adjustment Process: Changes in the Well-Being of Male Retirees across Time.
PublicMale retirees, Canada, followed 6-7 years, 1981-1988
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHedley (1981): study AU 1977
TitleWork, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Study of Australian Industrial Workers.
PublicShop-floor workers in four metropolitan areas, south-eastern Australia, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSnyder & Spreitzer (1974): study US Ohio 1973
TitleInvolvement in Sports and Psychological Well-Being.
PublicAdults, general public, City of Toledo, Ohio, USA, 1973
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTweeten & Lu (1976): study US 1970
TitleAttitudes as a Measure of Optimal Place of Residence.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1970
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeroff et al. (1981): study US 1976
TitleThe Inner American: A Self-Portrait from 1957 to 1976.
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWeingarten (1985): study US 1976
TitleMarital Status and Well-Being: A National Study Comparing First-Married, Currently Divorced and Remarried Adults.
Public21+ aged whites, first married; divorced and remarried, USA, 1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes