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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-f
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 How satisfied are you with your life in general?
 5  completely satisfied
 4  very satisfied
 3  somewhat satisfied
 2  not very satisfied
 1  not at all satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Thoits & Hewitt (2001): study US 1986 25+ aged, general public, USA, 1986-1989 N = 2867
Mean
= 3.750
SD
= 0.940