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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-g-sq-v-5-c
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How satisfying is your life overall?
1  very unsatisfying
2  somewhat unsatisfying
3  so-so
4  somewhat satisfying
5  very satisfying

Preceded by the question: "Different stages of life may be viewed as more satisfying (happier) than others. How satisfying do you think the following stages have been (or will be) for you?
- early childhood
- middle childhood
- later childhood
- adolescence
- early adulthood
- later adulthood
- old age
Please also include overall how satisfying your life is. Chack one box for each stage, as well as the 'overall' rating

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Stewart (1976): study CA Ontario 1971 Students, Canada, 197? N = 48
Mean
= 3.830
SD
= 1.001