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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 'How satisfied are you with your life in general?"
 1  completely unsatisfied
 2  very unsatisfied
 3  unsatisfied
 4  unsatisfied nor satisfied
 5  satisfied
 6  very satisfied
 7  completely 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
= 5.360
SD
= 1.480