Happiness measure, code: O-HL-cy-sq-lg-9-a


Selfreport on life graph

'We would like for you to think over your life and then rate each year as to whether it was a high or a low point in your life, i.e., your overall feeling, not necessarily financial success or health, etc, but generally speaking a feeling of wellbeing, however determined.
9 | high
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1 | low
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5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40

The last score represents present happiness
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, cy last year
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, lg life-graph Range = 9
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMcKinley Runyan (1980): study US 1932
TitleThe Life Satisfaction Chart: Perceptions of the Course of Subjective Experience.
PublicHighschool pupils, Oakland, USA, 1932, followed from age 12 to 38, 1959
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes