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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-LWL-u-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Overall: Life Worth Living (O-LWL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"How often have you seriously thought that life wasn't really worth living......?"
4  never
3  once or twice
2  occasionally
1  a great deal

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hedley (1981): study AU 1977 Shop-floor workers in four metropolitan areas, south-eastern Australia, 1977 N = 1486