Happiness measure, code: O-SLL-c-sq-v-4-c

Selfreport on single question:

On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today? Would you say you are........?
4 very satisfied
3 fairly satisfied
2 not very satisfied
1 not at all satisfied
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 = 4
Used in studies
ReferenceFillenbaum & Willis (1976): study US 1970
TitleEffects of a Training Program: Older Persons Caring for the Elderly.
Public50-79 aged, females, trainees and controls, USA, 1970
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceLowenthal & Boler (1965): study US 1962
TitleVoluntary vs. Involuntary Social Withdrawal.
Public60+aged, San Francisco, USA, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes