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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-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:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life these days....?"
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kiecolt & Acock (1990): study US 1980 18 + aged; Blacks, USA, 198? N = 1911
Mean
= 3.030
SD
= 0.830
Adams (1997): study US 1980 Black Americans, USA, followed from 1980 to 1992 N = 623
Mean
= 3.180
SD
= 0.750