Happiness measure, code: M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-a

Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
5 all of the time
4 most 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) version 2 (5-step rating scale)
Focus, M-TH Mixed: Time Happy
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceKorfage et al. (2005): study NL 1996
TitleFive-Year Follow-Up of Health Related Quality of Life after Primary Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer.
PublicProstate cancer patient, The Netherlands, followed five years after treatment
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferencePerneger et al. (2004): study CH 1998
TitleHealth and Happines in Young Swiss Adults.
PublicUniversity students, Switzerland, 1998.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceWamsteker et al. (2003): study NL 2000
TitleBeleving van Obesitas: Gewichtsverlies en de Kwaliteit van Leven na een Dieetbehandeling met Maaltijdvervangers. (Obesitas: Loss of Weight and the Quality of Life after Diet with Food Replacements).
PublicObese persons, treated with meal substitutes, The Netherlands, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes