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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-c-sq-v-3-ab
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

Self report on single question

How satisfied are you with the way you are getting on now?
3  very satisfied
2  satisfied
1  not satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study FR 1948 21+ aged, general public, France, 1948 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.365
SD
= 0.528
Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study XZ Germany West 1948 21+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1948 N = 3341
Mean
= 1.567
SD
= 0.535
Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study IT 1948 21+ aged, general public, Italy, 1948 N = 1078
Mean
= 1.573
SD
= 0.591
Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study MX 1948 21+ aged, general public, urban areas, Mexico, 1948-1949 N = 1752
Mean
= 1.586
SD
= 0.804
Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study NL 1948 21+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1948 N = 942
Mean
= 1.729
SD
= 0.603
Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study NO 1948 21+ aged, general public, Norway, 1948 N = 1030
Mean
= 2.112
SD
= 0.551