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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"All in all, how satisfied are you with your life these days.....?"
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7  very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hadaway (1978): study US 1971 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971 N = 2164
Kennedy & Mehra (1985): study CA Edmonton CMA 1977 18+ aged, general public, City of Edmonton, Canada, 1977-1984 N = 3440
Mean
= 8.900
Kennedy et al. (1978): study CA Edmonton CMA 1977 18+ aged, general public, City of Edmonton, Canada, 1977 N = 335
Mean
= 5.600
SD
= 0.660