Happiness measure, code: O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b

Selfreport on single question:

On the whole, how happy would you say you are.....?
4 very happy
3 fairly happy
2 not very happy
1 very unhappy
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
Used in studies
ReferenceBrenner (1970): study US 1960
TitleSocial Factors in Mental Well-Being at Adolescence.
PublicHighschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceInglehart (1994): study ZZ 1990
TitleModernization and Postmodernization: The Changing Relationship between Economic Development, Cultural Change and Political Change.
Public18+ aged, general public, 43 nations, 1990-1991
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceInglehart et al. (2008): study ZZ 1981
TitleDevelopment, Freedom, and Rising Happiness.
Public18+ aged, general public, 52 nations, 1981-2007
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceKirkcaldy et al. (2005): study ZZ 1995
TitleHealth Care and Subjective Well-Being in Nations.
PublicAdults, general public, 53 nations, 1990s
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceSamanni & Holmberg (2010): study ZZ 1999
TitleQuality of Government Makes People Happy.
Public18+ aged, general public, in 90 nations, 1999-2008
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes