Happiness measure, code: O-HL-c-sq-v-4-e


Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you these days? Would you say you are….?
4 very happy
3 quite happy
2 not so happy
1 not 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 = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMorawetz (1977): study IL 1976
TitleIncome Distributions and Self-Rated Happiness: Some Empirical Evidence.
PublicAdults, two villages (one equal in incomes, one unequal), Israel, 1976
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~GESIS (2007): study DE 1991
TitleLebenszufriedenheit. Ein Auszug aus dem Datenbestand des GESIS-Archivs. (Life Satisfaction. Abstract from the GESIS Database).
Public18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1991 /1
TitleLebenszufriedenheit. Ein Auszug aus dem Datenbestand des GESIS-Archivs. (Life Satisfaction. Abstract from the GESIS Database).
Public18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~GESIS (2007): study DE West Germany 1991
TitleLebenszufriedenheit. Ein Auszug aus dem Datenbestand des GESIS-Archivs. (Life Satisfaction. Abstract from the GESIS Database).
Public18+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~GESIS (2007): study XZ Germany West 1991
TitleLebenszufriedenheit. Ein Auszug aus dem Datenbestand des GESIS-Archivs. (Life Satisfaction. Abstract from the GESIS Database).
Public18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no