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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLP-cm-sq-v-6-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Personal Life (O-SLP)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
6

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"How happy, satisfied or pleased have you been with your personal life during the past month? Please circle the number for the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling."

1  extremely happy, could not have been more satisfied or        
       pleased
2  very happy most of the time
3  generally satisfied, pleased
4  sometimes fairly satisfied, sometimes fairly unhappy
5  generally dissatisfied, unhappy
6  very dissatisfied, unhappy most of the time



Item in Davies et al (1988) 'Rand Mental Health Inventory'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ardelt (2003a): study US 1997 55+ aged, USA, North-Central Florida, 1997 N = 174
Mean
= 7.310
SD
= 1.580