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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLW-u-sq-l-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole (O-SLW)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole?
Rated on a seven step quality of life ladder was marked with a smiling face and  marked ''GOOD'. The bottom marked with a frowning  face  and the word 'BAD'
[ 7 ] Good, picture of smiling face
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]  Bad, picture of frowning face
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List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Peil (1988): study NG 1984 60+ aged, towns, Nigeria, 1984 N = 436
Mean
= 5.300
Peil (1984): study SL 1981 Adult, general public, urban areas, Sierra Leone, 1981 N = 640
Mean
= 4.700