Happiness measure, code: O-HL-u-mq-v-9-a


Selfreport on single question:

Here is a series of statements about life as it is for people. Check the one that is closest to how you feel
1 Life is worthless and unhappy
2 Life is pretty unhappy
3 There are many good things in life, but unfortunately the troubles are more frequent than the joys
4 happiness and unhappiness are bound to even out as about equal in any one's experience
5 Whether life is happy or unhappy depends on how you make it
6 There are usually more good things than bad things in life
7 Usually, the troubles one has do not last and are not nearly as important as the joys
8 Life on the whole is fine and happy
9 Every aspect of life can be seen as worthwhile and therefore be viewed with happiness
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 9
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceJoshi (1964): study US California 1963
TitlePersonality Correlates of Happiness.
PublicUniversity students, California, United States, 1963
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes