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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SL?-?-sq-l-10-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction With Life: item not reported (O-SL?)
Time frame:
time frame not reported (?)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Ss were asked to rate themselves on an 1 - 10 rating ladder in terms of their self-perceived life satisfaction.
(Full question not reported).
[ 10 ]  +
[   9 ]
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(labels of scale extremes not reported)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kahana & Kahana (1975): study US 1970 55+ aged white females living in nursing home, USA, 197? N = 91
Mean
= 7.880
SD
= 1.980
Mastekaasa & Moum (1984): study NO 1982 18-79 aged, general public, Norway, 1982 N = 972