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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a
Focus:
Mixed: Feel Happy (M-FH)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Generally speaking, how (much) do you feel happy? What score do you give if we put ten for 'extremely happy, zero for extremely unhappy' and five for neither happy nor unhappy'?"
10 extremely happy
9
8
7
6
5  neither happy nor unhappy
4
3
2
1
0  extremely unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Headey & Wearing (1992): study AU AU Victoria 1981 18+ aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1981-1989 N = 502
Magnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986 University students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990 N = 130
Abdel-Khalek (2004): study KW 2002 College students in Kuwait, 2002 N = 140
Mean
= 6.410
SD
= 2.060
EPA/SPB (1995): study JP 1978 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1978 N = 3000
Mean
= 6.819
SD
= 1.735
EPA/SPB (1995): study JP 1981 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1981 N = 3000
Mean
= 6.758
SD
= 1.731
EPA/SPB (1995): study JP 1984 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1984 N = 3000
Mean
= 6.867
SD
= 1.763
EPA/SPB (1995): study JP 1987 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1987 N = 3000
Mean
= 6.481
SD
= 1.785
EPA/SPB (1995): study JP 1990 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1990 N = 3000
Mean
= 6.502
SD
= 1.788
EPA/SPB (1995): study JP 1993 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1993 N = 3000
Mean
= 6.541
SD
= 1.719
RLMS (2008): study JP 1972 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 1972 N = 0
Mean
= 6.863
SD
= 1.661
EPA/SPB (2005): study JP 1972 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1972 N = 3000
Mean
= 6.887
SD
= 1.645
Abdel-Khalek (2010a): study KW 2004 Students, Kuwait, 2004 N = 487
Mean
= 6.810
Kaliterna Lipovcan & Prizmic-Larsen (2016): study HR 2008 18+ aged happy and unhappy people, Croatia, 2008 N = 800