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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-4-c
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life one Leads (O-SLL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today? Would you say you are........?
 4  very satisfied
 3  fairly satisfied
 2  not very satisfied
 1  not at all satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Lowenthal & Boler (1965): study US 1962 60+aged, San Francisco, USA, 1962 N = 269
Fillenbaum & Willis (1976): study US 1970 50-79 aged, females, trainees and controls, USA, 1970 N = 45