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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