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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-oq-v-3-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
open questioning (oq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on open questions coded afterwards by the interviewer

What about your life now?
3  very satisfactory
2  average satisfaction
1  not satisfactory

Preceded by conversation on how life had been overall and followed by view on the future

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Stolar et al. (1992): study CA Vancouver, British Columbia 1987 Community dwelling seniors, Vancouver, Canada, 1987-88 N = 520
Mean
= 2.443
SD
= 0.594