Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-d


Selfreport on single question:

Taking everything into consideration, how satisfied are you with life in general at the present time? Would you say you are.....?
5 extremely satisfied
4 very satisfied
3 fairly satisfied
2 slightly satisfied
1 not satisfied
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceGehmacher (1992b): study AT 1992
TitleCoping, Happiness and Ideology. Some Suggestions for the Application of Happiness Research in Politicological Research.
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1992
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGoudy & Goudeau (1981): study US 1975
TitleSocial Ties and Life Satisfaction of Older Persons: Another Evaluation.
Public50+ aged, general public, North-Central Iowa, USA, 1975
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNear et al. (1978): study US NewYork 1975
TitleWork and Extra-Work Correlates of Life and Job Satisfaction.
PublicAdults, general public, Western New York State, USA, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes