Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-c-sq-l-7-a


Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole these days.....?"
7 completely satisfied
6
5
4
3
2
1 completely dissatisfied
  
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, l ladder scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceHall (1973): study GB 1971
TitleMeasuring the Quality of Life Using Sample Surveys.
PublicAdults, general public, Great Britain, 1971
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMarsh (1975): study GB 1971
TitleThe Silent Revolution: Value Priorities and the Quality of Life in Britain.
Public16+ aged, general public, urban areas, England, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes