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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-c
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:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Which of the statements below applies best to your current life?
5  I am very satisfied with the course of my life
4  There are problems, but I am satisfied
3  I don't know whether I should be satisfied now, I think I am
2  I don't know whether I should be satisfied, in fact I am not
1  I am disappointed in life
-   Other

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Cameron et al. (1971): study US 1969 Handicapped and controls Detroit, USA,197? N = 295