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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fa
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:

Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with various aspects of your life at the present time... Are you with your life as a whole...?"
5  very satisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
3  about evenly satisfied and dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

Question preceded by items on satisfaction with aspects of life.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rohe & Stegman (1994): study 1992 Home buyers and controls, Baltimore, USA, followed 18 months 1992-93 N = 283
Mean
= 4.020