Happiness measure, code: O-SLC-c-sq-lg-21-a


Selfreport on life graph:

Ss indicated their happiness on a graph, with 10-year time intervals and a happiness scale ranging from +10 (very happy to -10 (very unhappy)
The last years rating serves as a measure of present happiness
20 | + 10 very happy
19 |
18
17 |
16 |
15
14 |
13 |
12 |
11 | 0 neutral
10 |
9 |
8 |
7 |
6 |
5 |
4 |
3 |
2 |
1 | -10 very unhappy
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10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 year
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLC Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Course
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, lg life-graph Range = 21
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceHunsberger (1985): study CA 1982
TitleReligion, Age, Life Satisfaction and Perceived Sources of Religiousness: A Study of Older Persons.
Public65+ aged, general public, Ontario Canada, 1982
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes