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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-3-b
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
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:
 
 "In general, how satisfying do you find your life these days? Would you call it....?."
 3  completely satisfying
 2  pretty satisfying
 1  not satisfying

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Polit et al. (1980): study US 1975 Couples, white, middle/upper class, USA, 1975 N = 1074
Townsend & Gurin (1981): study US 1972 18+ aged, white women, USA, 1972 N = 946