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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLS-c-sq-v-5-a
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:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Taking all things together ( the work you do, where you live, your way of life, the things you do for enjoyment, your health ) how would you say things are these days ...?"
1  very good
2  pretty good
3  so-so
4  not too good
5  not good at all

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Spanier & Furstenberg (1982): study US 1977 Separated, followed 2 years, Pennsylvania, USA, 1977-79 N = 210