We welcome you to participate in taking this Life Circumstances and Well-being Survey. The purpose of the survey is to study how personal health and happiness are influenced by our perceptions of time, money, work, and material possessions. This research work is entirely non-commercial, conducted by a leading university research lab and a non-profit organization studying human well-being. Your responses are anonymous and will not be linked to you directly.
Directions: This survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. It may be taken in several sessions but you should leave the questionnaire open if you need to take a break. It is very important to us to have you answer each question and to complete the survey. Please answer each question as honestly as you can.
Important: Some of the questions may seem redundant and we will ask you several questions that are very similar or nearly identical. The reason for this is because some question sets were developed by other researchers and we are using them in the original form to honor the integrity of their development even though there is overlap. Our goal is to develop a better instrument from all these questions - in order to do this, we must ask numerous questions that only differ slightly in wording or slightly in response options. We thank you for answering all these similar questions as honestly as you can.
At the end of the survey we ask if you have any comments or questions about the items. One of our researchers will read these comments carefully.