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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-md-sq-f-11-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
faces scale (f)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on singler question

How happy do you feel today?
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All response options marked by both a number and a smily. No verbal labels are used.

This question is not suitable for the measurement of happiness of individuals, since mood of the day is not representative for usual affect. Yet average response to this question is accepted as a measure of happiness in a population, since individual variations balance out

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Burger & Veenhoven (2017a): study NL 2017 Working people, visitors of a self-help website, Netherlands, 2011-2015 N = 49350
Mean
= 6.700