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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Mixed: Time Happy (M-TH)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks.. Have you been a happy person?
5  all of the time
4  most 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) version 2 (5-step rating scale)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Perneger et al. (2004): study CH 1998 University students, Switzerland, 1998. N = 1257
Mean
= 3.610
SD
= 0.850
Wamsteker et al. (2003): study NL 2000 Obese persons, treated with meal substitutes, The Netherlands, 2000 N = 66
Mean
= 3.880
SD
= 0.930
Korfage et al. (2005): study NL 1996 Prostate cancer patient, The Netherlands, followed five years after treatment N = 314
Mean
= 2.320
SD
= 1.320