Happiness measure, code: O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-e


Selfreport on single question:

'On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today?'
1 not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5 very satisfied
(labels of response-options 2, 3 and 4 not reported)
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLL Overall: Satisfaction with Life one Leads
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBell (1974): study US 1973
TitleCognitive Dissonance and the Life Satisfaction of Older Adults.
PublicMales, shortly before and after retirement, USA 1973-74
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBell (1975a): study US 1973
TitleThe Limitations of Crisis Theory as an Explanatory Mechanism in Social Gerontology.
PublicMales shortly before and after retirement, USA 1973-74
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes