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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-c-sq-lg-15-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Course (O-SLC)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
life-graph (lg)
Scale Range:
15

Description

Selfreport on life graph

"Can you visualize how your life can be put into a graph? That is: ups and downs, level periods, rises and declines, etc. Assuming that you live up until at least 80 years of age, how do you think that your life will look? Indicate this by making a graph on this card

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Scoring: height in inches, a = 0 ....... o = 15 inch
(inches were not indicated on the graph, but measured afterwards)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Back & Brookover-Bourque (1970): study US 1967 20-80 aged, general public, USA, 1969 N = 1503
Mean
= 13.500