Happiness measure, code: M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b

Selfreport on single question: following enumeration of lifegoals in six areas, the last of which was 'joy in living'

" How successful have you been in pursuit of that goal.....?"
(joy in living)
5 had excellent fortune in this respect
1 found little satisfaction in this area
Focus, M-PL Mixed: Pleasure in Life
Time frame, h hitherto
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceHolahan et al. (1999): study US 1960
TitleSelf Appraisel, Life Satisfaction and Retrospective Life Choices Across One and Three Decades.
PublicGifted (IQ>135) followed unto old age, USA, 1960-1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceSears & Barbee (1977): study US 1921
TitleCareer and Life Satisfactions among Terman Gifted Women.
PublicGifted women (IQ >135), followed 50 years, California, USA, 1921-72
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes