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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-b
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:

Thinking of your concept of the good life, how good do you think your chances are of achieving it ...?
4  very good
3  fairly good
2  not very good
1  not good at all

Preceded by two questions:
1  We often hear people talk about what they want of life. Here are a number of different things (The respondent is handed a card with a list of 24 items). When you think of the good life -- the life you want to have, which of the things on this list, if any, are part of that good life as you are personally concerned?
2 Now would you go down the list and call of all the things you now have?