Happiness measure, code: O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-t

Selfreport on single question:

How would you describe your satisfaction with life in general at present......?
1 bad
2 poor
3 fair
4 good
5 excellent
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceBlandford & Chappell (1990): study CA 1985
TitleSubjective Well-being among Native and Non-Native Elderly Persons: Do Differences Exist?
Public50+ aged, Winnipeg,Canada, 1985
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceCaligiuri et al. (2012): study CA 2000
TitleChanges in food group consumption and associations with self-rated diet, health, life satisfaction, and menatl and physical functioning over 5 years in very old Canadian men: The Manitoba follow up study
Public79 + aged men, Canada, followed 5 years, 200-2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceLengyel et al. (2009): study CA 2000
TitleThe Relationships Between Food Group Consumption, Self-Rated Health, and Life Satisfaction of Community-Dwelling Canadian Older Men: The Manitoba Follow-Up Study
Public80+ aged World War II veterans, Canada 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes