Happiness measure, code: O-HL-c-sq-v-5-j


Selfreport on single question

Do you feel your life at present is…?
5 very happy
4 fairly happy
3 cannot say
2 fairly sad
1 very sad
  
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 = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceKoivumaa-Honkanen (1998): study FI 1975
TitleLife Satisfaction as a Health Predictor.
Public18-64 aged adult twin pairs, Finland, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKoivumaa-Honkanen et al. (2001a): study FI 1996
TitleSelf-Reported Life Satisfaction and Recovery from Depression in a 1-Year Prospective Study.
PublicDepression patients, out-clinic, Finland, followed 12 months 1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKoivumaa-Honkanen et al. (2003): study FI 1976
TitleSelf-Reported Happiness in Life and Suicide in Ensuing 20 Years.
PublicAdults, Finland, 1976-1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes