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


Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy are you these days .....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 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
  
ReferenceChiriboga & Lowenthal (1971): study US 1969
TitlePsychological Correlates of Perceived Well-being.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceChiriboga (1982a): study US 1969
TitleConsistency in Adult Functioning. The Influence of Stress.
PublicPeople in transition followed 11 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFiske & Chiriboga (1985): study US 1969
TitleThe Interweaving of Societal and Personal Change in Adulthood.
PublicPeople in transition, followed 5 years,USA, 1969-1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLowenthal & Chiriboga (1973): study US 1969
TitleSocial Stress and Adaptation. Toward a Life-Course Perspective.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes