Happiness measure, code: O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b


Selfreport on single question:

"In general, how satisfying do you find your life these days? Would you call it....?."
3 completely satisfying
2 pretty satisfying
1 not satisfying
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLu Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified)
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferencePolit et al. (1980): study US 1975
TitleThe Only Child Grows Up: A Look at Some Characteristics of Adults Only Children.
PublicCouples, white, middle/upper class, USA, 1975
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTownsend & Gurin (1981): study US 1972
TitleRe-examining the frustrated homemaker hypothesis: Role fit, personal dissatisfaction, and collective discontent.
Public18+ aged, white women, USA, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes