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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-b
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Here is a card that I want you to use to tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you with your life in general. If you are completely satisfied with it you would say "eleven' and if you are completely dissatisfied with it you would say "one". If you are neither completely satisfied not completely dissatisfied you would put yourself somewhere from "two' to "ten". The higher the number, the more satisfied you are.

In general, how satisfied are you with your life? Which number on the card comes closest to how you feel?
1   completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6   neutral
7
8
9
10
11  completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Blishen & Atkinson (1980): study CA 1977 Adults, general public, Canada, 1977 N = 3288
Mean
= 8.690
SD
= 1.790