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


Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are.....?
3 very happy
2 fairly happy
1 not too happy
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceChambers (2000): study US 2000
TitleAmericans are Overwhelmingly Happy and Optimistic about the Future of the United States.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGlenn (1975): study US 1963
TitlePsychological Well-Being in the Postparental Stage: Some Evidence from National Surveys.
Public40-59 aged mothers, non-institutionalized, USA, 1963-66
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes