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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-TH-cm-rdv-v-6-a
Focus:
Mixed: Time Happy (M-TH)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
rating by various (rdv)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
6

Description

Rating by intimates on single question:
 
 During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
 6  all of the time
 5  most of the time
 4  a good bit of the time
 3  some of the time
 2  a little of the time
 1  none of the time
 
 Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form), other rating version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Lepper (1998): study US California 1993 Retirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199? N = 971
Mean
= 3.540
SD
= 0.900