Happiness measure, code: C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a

Selfreport on single question.:

Up to now, have you been able to satisfy most of your ambitions in life or have you had to settle for less than you had hoped for .....?
2 able to satisfy ambitions
1 settled for less
Focus, C-RA Contentment: Realization of Aspirations
Time frame, h hitherto
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 2
Used in studies
ReferenceTownsend & Gurin (1981): study US 1972
TitleRe-examining the frustrated homemaker hypothesis: Role fit, personal dissatisfaction, and collective discontent.
Public18+ aged, white women, USA, 1972
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
Reference~GESIS (2007): study XZ Germany West 1976
TitleLebenszufriedenheit. Ein Auszug aus dem Datenbestand des GESIS-Archivs. (Life Satisfaction. Abstract from the GESIS Database).
Public18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no