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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-RG-h-sq-l-11-a
Focus:
Contentment: Realization of Goals (C-RG)
Time frame:
hitherto (h)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How would you rate yourself as to how successful or unsuccessful you have been in terms of achieving your own goals and aims in life? Think of the top of the ladder as being completely successful, the bottom being entirely unsuccessful
[ 10 ]    completely successful
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]     
[   0 ]   entirely unsuccessful

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bortner & Hultsch (1974): study US 1959 21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959 N = 1294
Bortner & Hultsch (1970): study US 1959 21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959 N = 1301
Mean
= 6.740
SD
= 2.180
Cantril (1965): study US 1959 21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959 N = 1549
Mean
= 6.740
SD
= 2.180