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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-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:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Considering how you feel these days, are you generally satisfied with your life or are you generally dissatisfied?"
7  extremely satisfied
6  very satisfied
5  quite satisfied
4  both satisfied and dissatisfied
3  quite dissatisfied
2  very dissatisfied
1  extremely dissatisfied

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Naess et al. (2004): study NO Nord-Tr√łndelag 1984 20-90 aged, general public, Nord-Trondelag, Norway followed 1 year, 1985-1996 N = 65599