Happiness measure, code: O-HP-g-mq-v-5-a


Selfreport on 6 questions:

" Describe the kind of person you are. Please read each sentence, then mark how often it is true for you"
1 I feel like smiling
2 I generally feel in good spirits
3 I feel happy
4 I am very satisfied with life
5 I find a good deal of happiness in life
6 I feel sad

Response options:
5 almost always true
4 often true
3 sometimes true
2 seldom true
1 never true

Summation: average
Possible range: 1 to 5
  
Classification
Focus, O-HP Overall: Happy Person
Time frame, g generally
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBachman et al. (1970): study US 1966
TitleYouth in Transition, Vol. 1,2,3,4,5.
PublicPublic highschool boys followed 3 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-69
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBachman et al. (1978): study US 1966
TitleYouth in Transition, Vol. VI. Adolescence to Adulthood. Change and Stability in the Lives of Young Men.
PublicPublic highschool boys followed 8 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-74
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBachman et al. (1978): study US 1966 /1
TitleYouth in Transition, Vol. VI. Adolescence to Adulthood. Change and Stability in the Lives of Young Men.
PublicPublic highschool boys followed 8 years from grade 10, USA, 1966-74
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes