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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
faces scale (f)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Which (of the faces) best described how you feel about your life as a whole?
7  completely happy
6
5
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3
2
1  completely unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7 N = 222
Mean
= 5.740
SD
= 0.990
Kammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /3 18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 198? N = 118
Yates et al. (1980): study US 1978 Cancer patients, estimated surv. 3 - 12 months, Vermont, USA, 1978 N = 52
Adler & Golan (1981): study IL 1978 Female telephone operators, working in metropolitan offices, Israel, 1977-78 N = 131
Mean
= 5.600
SD
= 1.000
Kammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /1 18+ aged, general public, Dunedin, New Zealand, 198? N = 112
BHPS (2010): study GB 1994 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 1994-95 N = 773
Mean
= 5.852
SD
= 1.219
BHPS (2010): study GB 1995 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 1995-96 N = 749
Mean
= 5.788
SD
= 1.334
BHPS (2010): study GB 1996 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 1996-97 N = 748
Mean
= 5.854
SD
= 1.272
BHPS (2010): study GB 1997 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 1997-98 N = 720
Mean
= 5.924
SD
= 1.209
BHPS (2010): study GB 1998 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 1998-99 N = 946
Mean
= 5.836
SD
= 1.271
BHPS (2010): study GB 1999 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 1999-2000 N = 938
Mean
= 5.861
SD
= 1.289
BHPS (2010): study GB 2000 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 2000-01 N = 1414
Mean
= 5.776
SD
= 1.347
BHPS (2010): study GB 2001 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 2001-02 N = 1413
Mean
= 5.781
SD
= 1.346
BHPS (2010): study GB 2002 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 2002-03 N = 1279
Mean
= 5.825
SD
= 1.280
BHPS (2010): study GB 2003 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 2003-04 N = 1219
Mean
= 5.808
SD
= 1.269
BHPS (2010): study GB 2004 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 2004-05 N = 1397
Mean
= 5.897
SD
= 1.172
BHPS (2010): study GB 2006 /1 Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 2006 N = 1413
Mean
= 5.844
SD
= 1.239
Schaefer & Burnett (1987): study US NorthCarolina 1980 Mothers of young children, followed 3 years, N.Carolina, USA, 1980-83 N = 51