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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-c-sq-v-3-aa
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Course (O-SLC)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with the way you are getting on now..."
3  very satisfied
2  all right
1  dissatisfied
-   don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study AU 1948 21+ aged, general public, Australia, 1948 N = 945
Mean
= 2.020
SD
= 0.651
Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study GB 1948 21+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 1948 N = 1195
Mean
= 1.784
SD
= 0.646