Happiness measure, code: O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca


Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking; how would you say, you are these days.....?
1 very happy
2 pretty happy
3 not too happy
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceHochstim et al. (1968): study US Oakland County, Michigan 1960
TitlePoverty Area under the Microscope.
PublicAdults, general public, Oakland California, USA, 1960-1965
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTaylor et al. (2006): study US 2005
TitleAre We Happy Yet?
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes