Happiness measure, code: O-HL-c-sq-v-7-a


Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are these days.....?
7 extremely happy
6 very happy
5 pretty happy
4 not too happy
3 a bit unhappy
2 pretty unhappy
1 very unhappy
  
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 = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceButtel et al. (1977): study US Wisconsin 1974
TitleIdeology and Social Indicators of the Quality of Life.
Public18+ aged, general public, Winconsin, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLee (1985): study US 1979
TitleProbing Behavioral Patterns of Structuring Daily Life.
Public23-49 aged adults, USA, followed 1 year, 1979
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLinn et al. (1986): study US Wisconsin 1974
TitleFactors Associated with Life Satisfaction among Practising Internists.
Public18+ aged, general public, NW-Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRenshon (1974): study US Pennsylvania 1970
TitlePsychological Needs and Political Behavior.
Publicuniversity undergraduates, Pennsylvania, USA, 1970
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes