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


Selfreport on single question:

Here are some words and phrases. We would like you to use these in describing how you feel about your present life..
1 unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7 happy

(originally presented horizontally)

Item in Campbell's semantic differential scale
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Ehrhardt (1995): study ZZ 1980
TitleThe Cross-National Pattern of Happiness.Test of Predictions Implied in Three Theories of Happiness.
PublicAdults, general public, 32 countries, around 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Ehrhardt (1995): study ZZ World samples 1985
TitleThe Cross-National Pattern of Happiness.Test of Predictions Implied in Three Theories of Happiness.
PublicUniversity students, 39 nations around 1985
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWarr (1978): study GB 1976
TitleA Study of Psychological Well-Being.
PublicSteel workers, 6 months after closure of plant, Manchester, UK, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes