Happiness measure, code: O-HP-g-sq-v-7-a


Selfreport on single question:

Below are a number of dimensions on which people can vary. Please rate yourself on each dimension as honestly as you can. Many of the traits depend on the situation of course, but try to rate yourself as you usually are.

Happy-unhappy
7 very happy
6 fairly happy
5 slightly happy
4 neither or both
3 slightly unhappy
2 fairly unhappy
1 very unhappy

Item in longer personality inventory
Numbers reversed original presentation (happy 1, unhappy 7)
  
Classification
Focus, O-HP Overall: Happy Person
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceLoehlin & Nichols (1976): study US 1963
TitleHeredity, Environment and Personality. A Study of 850 Sets of Twins.
PublicAdolescent same-sex twins, USA, 1963
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes