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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-ol-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
open line scale (ol)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? Put an X where you think it belongs".

Rated on an open line scale. Afterwards scores were grouped in seven categories
1   completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7   completely satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Anderson et al. (1985): study US 1985 Couples, followed family therapy, USA, 1985-86 N = 94
Mean
= 3.900