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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-A-h-sq-v-3-a
Focus:
Contentment: Accomplishments in life (C-A)
Time frame:
hitherto (h)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about what you have accomplished in life...?
3  well satisfied
2  reasonable satisfied
1  dissatisfied:

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Costa et al. (1981): study US 1958 17-97 aged males, visitors of the Gerontology Research Centre, followed ± 10 years Baltimore, USA. 1958-70 N = 117
Costa et al. (1985): study US 1958 Married males, followed ±12 years Baltimore, USA, 1958-1970 N = 196