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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLu-h-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with life (unspecified) (O-SLu)
Time frame:
hitherto (h)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Ss were asked to pretend for a moment that their life would end next week end then indicate how happy they felt about the life they been able to live. (Full question not reported)
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  a little satisfied
1  not at all satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Keyes (1998): study US Wisconsin 1994 18+ aged, general public, Dane County, Wisconsin USA, 1994 N = 373
Mean
= 3.500
SD
= 0.670