Happiness measure, code: C-W-cy-sq-v-5-a


Selfreport on open question:

Have you usually felt pretty sure your life would work out the way you want it to, or have there been times when you haven't been sure about it?

Responses scored afterwards on the following scale;
5 usually pretty sure
4 pretty sure, qualified
3 pro-con, sure sometimes, not sure of the times
2 (more) times when haven't been sure, qualified
1 (more) times when not very sure

This same question was asked every year 1968 - 1972
(American Panel Study on Income Dynamics)
  
Classification
Focus, C-W Contentment: getting things Wanted
Time frame, cy last year
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceErbes & Hedderson (1985): study US 1968
TitleA Longitudinal Examination of the Separation/Divorce Proces.
PublicMale heads of households, followed 4 years, USA, 1968-72
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes