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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-BW-c-sq-n-11-c
Focus:
Contentment: Best-Worst possible life (C-BW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question

Using a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means 'the worst possible life' and 10 means the 'best possible life', how would you rate your life overall these days?
0  worst possible life overall
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9
10  best possible life overall

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kilpatrick & Cantril (1960): study ZA 1958 Tribal people, South Africa, 1958 N = 50
Mean
= 1.900