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


Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things 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
  
ReferenceCheng & Furnham (2003a): study GB London 2003
TitlePersonality, Self-Esteem, and Demographic Predictions of Happiness and Depression.
PublicStudents, London, UK, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceChiriboga (1975): study US 1969
TitlePerceptions of Well-Being.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCutler (1976): study US 1974
TitleMembership in Different Types of Voluntary Associations and Psychological Well-Being.
Public65+, aged, USA,1974-1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDeJong et al. (1984): study US 1947
TitleChildless and One Child, but Not by Choice: A Note on Some Long-Term Consequences for Life Satisfaction of Rural-Reared Married Women.
PublicRural-reared married women, Pennsylvania, USA, followed 1947-1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1985b): study US 1980
TitleThe Satisfaction with Life Scale.
PublicUndergraduates, USA, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFerriss (2002a): study US 1996
TitleDoes Material Well-Being affect Non-Material Well-Being.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1966
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGlancy et al. (1986): study US 1947
TitleAdolescent Activities and Adult Success and Happiness: Twenty Four Years Later.
PublicHigh school pupils, rural area Pensylvania USA, followed 1947-1971
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGoldberg et al. (1979): study US 1971
TitleDepressed Mood and Subsequent Physical Illness.
Public18+ aged, died within 1-4 years and matched controls, USA, 1971-76
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceJackson & Gibson (1985): study US 1979
TitleWork and Retirement among the Black Elderly.
Public55+ aged blacks, USA, 1979-80
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLepper (1998): study US California 1993
TitleUse of Other-Reports to Validate Subjective Well-Being Measures.
PublicRetirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMookherjee (1998): study US 1991
TitlePerception of Happiness among Elderly Persons in Metropolitan USA.
Public60+aged, metropolitian areas, USA, 1982-1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceOrden & Bradburn (1968): study US 1963
TitleDimensions of Marriage Happiness.
PublicMarried people,USA, metropolitan areas, 1963-1965
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePearson-Scott (1978): study US NorthCarolina 1976
TitleSingle Rural Elders. A Comparison of Dimensions of Life Satisfaction.
Public65+ aged rural area, United States, 1976-77
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSaad (2004a): study US 2003 /1
TitleA Primer in Reading the Public's Mood.
Public18+ aged, USA, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceTaylor (2008): study US 1972
TitleRepublicans: Still Happy Campers.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-2008
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTaylor (2008): study US 2005
TitleRepublicans: Still Happy Campers.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTaylor (2008): study US 2008
TitleRepublicans: Still Happy Campers.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceThoits & Hewitt (2001): study US 1986
TitleVolunteer Work and Well-Being.
Public25+ aged, general public, USA, 1986-1989
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceUppal (2006): study CA 1991
TitleImpact of the Timing, Type and Severity of Disability on the Subjective Well-Being of Individuals with Disabilities.
PublicDisabled, Canada, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWatten et al. (1995): study NO 1990
TitleQuality of Life, Intelligence and Mood.
PublicArmy recruits, Norway,199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWeaver (1978): study US 1978
TitleJob Satisfaction as a Component of Happiness among Males and Females.
Public18+ aged, full time employed, white and married, USA, 1973-1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWilson et al. (1975): study US 1973
TitleStepfathers and Stepchildren: An Exploratory Analysis from Two National Surveys.
Public18+ aged, USA
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
Reference~General Social Survey (0): study US 2010
TitleUS General Social Survey: Website
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 2010
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no