Happiness measure, code: O-HP-g-sq-ol-7-a


Selfreport on single question:

"Generally speaking are you a happy person.......?"

Responses were made on an open line scale, and were later coded in 7 categories:
1 very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7 very happy.
  
Classification
Focus, O-HP Overall: Happy Person
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, ol open line scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBakker & VandeBerg (1974): study NL 1968
TitleDeterminanten en Correlaten van Geluk.(Determinants and Correlates of Happiness).
Public20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Bakker (1975): study NL 1968
TitleSchooleducation and Psychological Well-Being.
Public20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1974): study NL 1968
TitleIs There an Innate Need for Children?
Public25 - 65 aged marrieds, The Netherlands, 1968
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (2000b): study NL 1965
TitleHoe diep zit de Kinderwens? ( Does the Want for Children draw on a Need?)
Public25-65 aged, married peole, Tthe Netherlands, 1965
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes