Happiness measure, code: O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e


Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you with life in general?
5 very happy
4 fairly happy
3 so-so
2 unhappy
1 very unhappy
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceKao et al. (2005): study TW 2001
TitleWHOQOL-BREF as Predictors of Mortality: A Two-Year Follow-up Study at Veteran Homes.
Public65+ aged males living in veteran homes, Taiwan, followed 2 years 2001-2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceParker et al. (1992): study SE 1986
TitlePredictors of Mortality for the Oldest Old. A 4-Year Follow-Up of Community-Based Elderly in Sweden.
Public75+ aged, rural community, Sweden, followed 4 years, 1986-1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes