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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-t
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 would you describe your satisfaction with life in general at present......?
1  bad
2  poor
3  fair
4  good
5  excellent

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Blandford & Chappell (1990): study CA 1985 50+ aged, Winnipeg,Canada, 1985 N = 390
Caligiuri et al. (2012): study CA 2000 79 + aged men, Canada, followed 5 years, 200-2005 N = 2061
Lengyel et al. (2009): study CA 2000 80+ aged World War II veterans, Canada 2000 N = 1630
Mean
= 4.202
SD
= 0.708