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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-c-sq-lg-21-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:
21

Description

Selfreport on life graph:
 
 Ss indicated their happiness on a graph, with 10-year time intervals and a happiness scale ranging from  +10 (very happy to -10 (very unhappy)
 The last years rating serves as a measure of present happiness
 20 |  + 10 very happy
 19 |                
 18 ¦                 
 17 |                  
 16 |                
 15 ¦               
 14 |                
 13 |                
 12 |                
 11 |  0  neutral                        
 10 |
 9   |                
 8   |               
 7   |               
 6   |               
 5   |                
 4   |                
 3   |                
 2   |                
 1   |  -10  very unhappy
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         10    20     30     40     50     60     70     80   year

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hunsberger (1985): study CA 1982 65+ aged, general public, Ontario Canada, 1982 N = 85