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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-7-a
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:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 "How much are you satisfied with your life as a whole these days......?"
 7   completely satisfied
 6   very satisfied
 5   somewhat satisfied
 4   neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
 3   somewhat dissatisfied
 2   very dissatisfied
 1   completely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Shin (1986): study KR 1980 18+ aged, general public, South Korea, 1980 N = 1215
Shin (1986): study US 1986 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1978 N = 3642