Happiness measure, code: O-HL-c-sq-n-6-c


Selfreport on single question:

"How happy are you now (not at this moment, but at this stage of life) .....?"
0 not at all
1
2
3
4
5 very much

(originally rated on horizontal line 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 = 6
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBrickman et al. (1978): study US 1977
TitleLottery Winners and Accident Victims: Is Happiness Relative?
PublicLottery winners, paralyzed accident victims, and controls, Illinois USA, 1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes