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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-e
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:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

'On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today?'
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5  very satisfied
(labels of response-options 2, 3 and 4 not reported)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bell (1975a): study US 1973 Males shortly before and after retirement, USA 1973-74 N = 111
Bell (1974): study US 1973 Males, shortly before and after retirement, USA 1973-74 N = 114