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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-l-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on single question:

Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at the ladder. Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder, and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?, Circle the number
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Botwinick & Storandt (1974): study US St. Louis County, Missouri 1969 20-80 aged, general public, metropolitan St. Louis area, USA, 197? N = 120
Mean
= 7.690