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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-PL-c-sq-v-4-b
Focus:
Mixed: Pleasure in Life (M-PL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How much are you enjoying life these days?
4  very much
3  somewhat
2  not very much
1  not at all
-  don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Shin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 2001 20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 2001 N = 1006
Mean
= 2.183
SD
= 0.666
Shin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 1981 20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 1981 N = 1215
Mean
= 2.460
SD
= 0.668
Kleban & Turner-Massey (1978): study US 1975 62+ aged applicants for community housing, followed 6 months, Philadelphia, USA, 1975. N = 87