Happiness measure, code: O-HL-c-sq-n-7-b


Selfreport on single question:

Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days?
1 very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7 very happy
  
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 = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDeVoe & Pfeffer (2009): study US 1987
TitleWhen Is Happiness About How Much You Earn? The Effect of Hourly Payment on the Money-Happiness Connection.
PublicWorking people, USA, 1987 - 1988
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLuttmer (2005): study US 1987
TitleNeighbors as Negatives: Relative Earnings and Well-Being.
Public19+ aged couples, United States, followed 6 years, 1987-1994
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRossi & Weber (1996): study US 1988
TitleThe Social Benefits of Homeownership: Empirical Evidence from National Surveys.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1988
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes