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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-PL-h-sq-v-5-b
Focus:
Mixed: Pleasure in Life (M-PL)
Time frame:
hitherto (h)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question: following enumeration of lifegoals in six areas, the last of which was 'joy in living'
 
 " How successful have you been in pursuit of that goal.....?"
 (joy in living)
 5  had excellent fortune in this respect
 4
 3
 2
 1  found little satisfaction in this area

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Sears & Barbee (1977): study US 1921 Gifted women (IQ >135), followed 50 years, California, USA, 1921-72 N = 671
Holahan et al. (1999): study US 1960 Gifted (IQ>135) followed unto old age, USA, 1960-1992 N = 383
Mean
= 4.030
SD
= 0.920