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


Selfreport on single question:

All in all, how much happiness do you find in life today....?
1 almost none
2 some but not very much
3 a good deal
  
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
  
ReferenceLowenthal & Boler (1965): study US 1962
TitleVoluntary vs. Involuntary Social Withdrawal.
Public60+aged, San Francisco, USA, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSuchman et al. (1958): study US 1952
TitleAn Analysis of the Validity of Health Questionnaires.
Public65+ aged, followed 2 years, USA, 1952-54
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes