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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-c-sq-lg-8-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:
8

Description

Selfreport on life-graph:

Each subject was presented with a blank grid, with the following question: "Can you visualize how your life could be put in graph? That is ups and downs, level periods, rises declines etc. Assuming that you live up until at least 80 years of age, how do you think that a graph of your life will look?"

happiness
high  l
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         l
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low    |_________________________________
              10   20   30   40    50    60    70    80 years

Current happiness measured by the curves height in inches at the present age of the subject