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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-RG-u-sq-v-7-b
Focus:
Contentment: Realization of Goals (C-RG)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Some people have certain goals or aspirations for various aspects of their lives. They aim for a particular sort of home, income, family lifestyle, and so on. Compared to your general aims and goals, how would you say that your life measures up to it.....?"
1  not at all
2   fairly
3   poorly
4   half as well as your goal
5   fairly
6   well
7  matches your goal

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Michalos (1983): study CA Ontario 1982 18+ aged, general public, rural community, North Ontario, Canada, 1982 N = 598
Mean
= 5.240
Michalos (1980): study CA 1979 University staff members, Guelph Canada, 1979 N = 357
Mean
= 5.190
SD
= 1.060