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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-CO-h-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Mixed: Contentment + Overall (M-CO)
Time frame:
hitherto (h)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel things have worked out for you generally?
4  very well
3  fairly well
2  not very well
1  not at all well

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Dobson (1985): study US 1964 50+ aged males, fulltime employed at T1, followed ten years, Iowa, USA, 1964-74 N = 1870
Mean
= 3.530
SD
= 6.550
Goudy et al. (1975): study US 1964 50+, employed, male, USA 1964 N = 1868