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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-RA-h-sq-v-2-a
Focus:
Contentment: Realization of Aspirations (C-RA)
Time frame:
hitherto (h)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
2

Description

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

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Townsend & Gurin (1981): study US 1972 18+ aged, white women, USA, 1972 N = 946
GESIS (2007): study XZ Germany West 1976 18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1976 N = 2076
Mean
= 1.870