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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLS-c-sq-v-3-aa
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life-Situation (O-SLS)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:

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

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study US 1948 21+ aged, general public, USA, 1948 N = 1015
Mean
= 1.888
SD
= 0.637
Buchanan & Cantril (1953): study ZZ Western Europe 1948 21+ aged, Western Europe, 1948 N = 8616
Mean
= 1.670
SD
= 0.607