Happiness measure, code: M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a


Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6 all of the time
5 most of the time
4 a good bit of the time
3 some of the time
2 a little of the time
1 none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
  
Classification
Focus, M-TH Mixed: Time Happy
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 6
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBergman (2009): study NL 2006
TitleKinsey Revisited: Relatie tussen Seksualiteit en Geluk.(Kinsey Revisited: Relation between Sexuality and Happiness.)
Public19-69 aged heterosexuals, the Netherlands, 2006.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBergsma et al. (2011a): study NL 1996
TitleMost People with Mental Disorders are Happy: A 3-year Follow-Up in the Dutch General Population.
Public18-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1996-1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBergsma et al. (2011a): study NL 1996 /1
TitleMost People with Mental Disorders are Happy: A 3-year Follow-Up in the Dutch General Population.
Public18-65 aged, diagnosed as having mental disorder, Netherlands, 1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBergsma et al. (2011a): study NL 1996 /2
TitleMost People with Mental Disorders are Happy: A 3-year Follow-Up in the Dutch General Population.
Public18-65 aged, diagnosed as having a mental disorder, Netherlands, followed two years, 1996-1998
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBjorner et al. (1998): study DK 1994
TitleTests of Data Quality, Scaling Assumptions, and Reliability of the Danish SF-36.
Public16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1994
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceClarijs (2009): study NL 2006
TitleSeksuele Satisfactie en Geluk bij Hetero-en Homoseksuelen. (Sexual Satisfaction and Happiness by Hetero-and Homosexual People.)
Public19-69 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDeGraaf (2006): study NL 1996
TitleSexual Preference and Happiness.
PublicHomo- and heterosexual men and women, The Netherlands 1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2001
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2002
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2002
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2003
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2004
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2004
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2005
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2006
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2007
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2007
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2008
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2009
TitleNotes of Statistics Netherlands on Happiness and Satisfaction with Life Data.
Public12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceKorfage et al. (2006): study NL 2003
TitleProstate Cancer Diagnosis: The Impact on Patients' Mental Health.
PublicProstate cancer patients, followed 8 month , The Netherlands, 2003-2004
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLam et al. (1998): study HK 1995
TitleTests of Scaling Assumptions and Construct Validity of the Chinese (HK) Version of the SF - 36 Health Survey.
Public14+aged patients and students, Hong Kong 1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLepper (1998): study US California 1993
TitleUse of Other-Reports to Validate Subjective Well-Being Measures.
PublicRetirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMarlet & VanWoerkens (2017): study NL 2001 /1
TitleAtlas voor gemeenten 2017 (Atlas for communities in the Netherlands)
Public15+ aged, general public, Alkmaar, Netherlands 2001-2015
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceMujcica (2016): study AU 2007
TitleEvolution of Well-Being and Happiness After Increases in Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables.
Public18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 3 years 2007-2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceOlivier (2009): study NL 2006
TitleHet Effect van Vreemdgaan op Geluk . (The Effect of Adultery on Happiness.)
Public19-69 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePinhey et al. (1997): study US Guam 1991
TitleOverweight and Happiness: The Reflected Self-Appraisal Hypothesis Reconstructed.
Public18+ aged, general public, Guam, USA, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRiley et al. (2003): study US 1996
TitleReliability and Validity of the SF-36 in HIV-infected Homeless and Marginal Housed Individuals.
PublicHIV-infected homeless and marginally housed San Fransisco, USA, 2000.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVuletic (2003): study AU 1998
TitleSubjective Quality of Life and Self Assessed Social Support among Croation Immigrants in Australia: A Comparison with Non-Immigrant Croations and Australians.
PublicCroatian immigrants, Urban areas of Australia, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVuletic (2004): study HR 2001
TitleGenerational and Transgenerational Factors of Health Related Quality of Life in Croatia.
PublicAdults, general public, Croatia, 2001-2002
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVuletic (2004): study HR 2003
TitleGenerational and Transgenerational Factors of Health Related Quality of Life in Croatia.
Public16+ aged, general public, Croatia, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceVuletic et al. (2002): study HR 1997
TitleHealth Related Quality of Life (HRQL) Assessment in Croatian Population Using the SF-36.
Public18+ aged, general public, Croatia, 1997-1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWu et al. (2007): study TW 2001
TitleExamining the Hierarchical Factor Structure of the SF-36 Taiwan Version by Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
Public12+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
Reference~BHPS (2010): study GB 1999
TitleBritish Household Panel Survey: website
Public16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1999-2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
Reference~BHPS (2010): study GB 2005
TitleBritish Household Panel Survey: website
Public16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no