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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLC-g-fi-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Course (O-SLC)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
focussed interview (fi)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport in focused interview:

Content analysis of tapes of a focused interview by three independent raters. `Sense of life satisfaction'  was scored on a  seven-point scale.

Rating options;
1  deep regret for the course of life
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5
6
7  complete satisfaction with one's life, no regret

Scores of raters were averaged.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Levy (1978): study US 1977 52-74 aged white male retirees, from two universities Mid-West U.S.A. 1977 N = 70