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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-c-sqt-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question, asked twice (sqt)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question, asked twice during the interview:

Are you at this moment satisfied or dissatisfied with life in general......?
7   very satisfied                          
6   for the greater part satisfied
5   rather more satisfied than dissatisfied
4   neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3   somewhat more dissatisfied than satisfied
2   for the greater part dissatisfied
1   very dissatisfied
-    Do not know, difficult to say

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bernow (1985): study SE 1982 18-70 aged, general public, Sweden, 1982 N = 1558
Mean
= 5.500