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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
8

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfied do you feel about your life as a whole...?"
8  delighted
7  very pleased
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed feelings
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Pusey (1998): study AU 1995 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Australia, 1995 N = 2279
Mean
= 5.745
SD
= 1.324
Evans & Kelley (2002): study AU 1984 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1984-2001 N = 26009
Mean
= 6.059
SD
= 1.296