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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
6

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 How do you feel about your life as a whole?
 6  delighted
 5
 4
 3
 2
 1 terrible
 
 Labels of other response options not reported

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bookwala & Schulz (1996): study US 1991 65+ aged couples, United States, 1991 N = 1040
Mean
= 4.815
SD
= 0.795