Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-g-sq-v-4-b

Selfreport on single question:

Please tell me how satisfied you are with your life overall. Would you say that you are..
4 very satisfied
3 mostly satisfied
2 mostly dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied
- don't know
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
Used in studies
ReferenceBlanchflower & Oswald (2017): study US 2010
TitleDo Humans Suffer a Psychological Low in Midlife? Two Approaches (With and Without Controls) in Seven Data Sets
Public18+ aged, general public, United States of America, 2010
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceFeller et al. (2013): study DE 1994
TitleLife Satisfaction and Risk of Chronic Diseases in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition {EPIC)-Germany.
Public35-65 aged, general population, Germany, followed 4 years1994-2008
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
Reference~Gallup (2008): study US 1997 /1
TitleGallup Brain: Archive of Gallup polls since 1935
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no