Happiness measure, code: O-SLS-c-sq-v-5-a

Selfreport on single question:

"Taking all things together ( the work you do, where you live, your way of life, the things you do for enjoyment, your health ) how would you say things are these days ...?"
1 very good
2 pretty good
3 so-so
4 not too good
5 not good at all
Focus, O-SLS Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Situation
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceSpanier & Furstenberg (1982): study US 1977
TitleRemarriage after Divorce: A Longitudinal Analysis of Well-Being.
PublicSeparated, followed 2 years, Pennsylvania, USA, 1977-79
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes