Happiness measure, code: O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a

Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about the good and bad things in your life, which of the answers best describes your life-as-a-whole?
1 as bas as can be
2 very bad
3 bad
4 allright
5 good
6 very good
7 as good as can be
Focus, O-GBB Overall: Good-Bad Balance
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
Used in studies
ReferenceBowling & Gabriel (2004): study GB 2001
TitleAn Integrational Model of Quality of Life in Older Age. Results from the ESRC/MRC HSRC Quality of Life Survey in Britain.
Public65+aged, Britain, 2000-2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceBowling et al. (2003): study GB 2000
TitleLet's Ask Them: A National Survey of Definitions of Quality of Life and its Enhancement Among People Aged 65 and Over.
Publicaged 65+, living at home, UK, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceBrereton et al. (2008): study IE 2001
TitleHappiness, Geography and the Environment.
Public18+ aged, general public, Ireland, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
Reference~UK Omnibus Survey (2011): study GB 1999
TitleNational Statistics Omnibus Survey
Public16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no