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


Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are..........?
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
  
ReferenceChason (1975): study US 1974
TitleA Comparison of Social Interest among Service-Oriented Professionals, Prisoners and Psychiatric Patients.
PublicPrisoners and comparison groups, 1974, USA
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980
TitleUnhappily Ever After: Effects of Long-Term, Low-Quality Marriages on Well-Being.
PublicCouples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMacRae & Carlson (1980): study US NorthCarolina 1971
TitleCollective Preferences as Predictors of Interstate Migration.
Public18+ aged, general public, North Carolina, USA, 1977
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePhillips & Clancy (1972): study US New England 1967
Title"Modeling Effects" in Survey Research.
Public21+ aged , general public, eastern states, USA, 196?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWhite (1979): study US 1977
TitleSex Differentials in the Effect of Remarriage on Global Happiness.
PublicAdult, general public,, USA, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes