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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-BW-u-sq-v-7-a
Focus:
Contentment: Best-Worst possible life (C-BW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about the good and bad things in your life, which of these answers best describes your life as a whole?’
1 as bad as can be
2 very bad
3 bad
4 alright
5 good
6 very good
7 as good as can be

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brereton (2011): study IE 2007 Rural population, Ireland, 2007 N = 812
Mean
= 5.652
SD
= 1.079
Brereton (2011): study IE 2001 Rural population, Ireland, 2001 N = 565
Mean
= 5.600
Brereton (2011): study IE 2001 /1 Rural population, Ireland, 2001 & 2007 N = 1377
Mean
= 5.600