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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-c
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with.your life as a whole these days?
1   very dissatisfied
2   dissatisfied
3   neutral
4   satisfied
5   very satisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Csepeli et al. (1999): study RO 1997 Hungarians and Romaneans, living in Transylvania,1977, Romania N = 1806
Rohe & Basolo (1997): study US Baltimore, Maryland 1989 18+ aged, heads of low-income households, Baltimore city, United States, followed 36 months, 1989-1991 N = 283
Rohe & Stegman (1994): study US Baltimore, Maryland 1989 18+ aged, heads of low-income households, Baltimore city, United States, followed 18 months, 1989 N = 283