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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Contentment: Getting things Wanted (C-W)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Will people of your age get the things they want most in life.....?
4  I expect to get almost all the things I really want in life
3  I will probably get more of the things I want than not
2  There are several things I want in life but will probably not get
1  I will probably never get most of the things I really want in life

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Tuddenham (1962): study US 1938 Senior high-school pupils, followed into adulthood, USA, 1938-53 N = 92