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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-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:
6

Description

Selfreport 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)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Vuletic et al. (2002): study HR 1997 18+ aged, general public, Croatia, 1997-1999 N = 5048
Mean
= 3.610
SD
= 1.290
Vuletic (2003): study AU 1998 Croatian immigrants, Urban areas of Australia, 199? N = 179
Mean
= 3.820
SD
= 1.380
Riley et al. (2003): study US 1996 HIV-infected homeless and marginally housed San Fransisco, USA, 2000. N = 330
Mean
= 3.191
SD
= 1.475
Vuletic (2004): study HR 2001 Adults, general public, Croatia, 2001-2002 N = 182
Mean
= 3.750
SD
= 1.040
Korfage et al. (2006): study NL 2003 Prostate cancer patients, followed 8 month , The Netherlands, 2003-2004 N = 52
Mean
= 5.117
SD
= 0.723
Lepper (1998): study US California 1993 Retirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199? N = 971
Mean
= 3.540
SD
= 0.890
DeGraaf (2006): study NL 1996 Homo- and heterosexual men and women, The Netherlands 1996 N = 7069
Mean
= 4.770
SD
= 1.060
Lam et al. (1998): study HK 1995 14+aged patients and students, Hong Kong 1996 N = 236
Mean
= 3.990
SD
= 1.410
Clarijs (2009): study NL 2006 19-69 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006 N = 4147
Mean
= 4.270
SD
= 1.300
Bergman (2009): study NL 2006 19-69 aged heterosexuals, the Netherlands, 2006. N = 2591
Mean
= 4.220
Olivier (2009): study NL 2006 19-69 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006 N = 4170
Mean
= 4.440
Pinhey et al. (1997): study US Guam 1991 18+ aged, general public, Guam, USA, 1991 N = 398
Mean
= 3.960
SD
= 1.160
Wu et al. (2007): study TW 2001 12+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2001 N = 19777
Mean
= 4.620
SD
= 1.210
Bergsma et al. (2011a): study NL 1996 18-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1996-1998 N = 7076
Mean
= 4.930
Bergsma et al. (2011a): study NL 1996 /1 18-65 aged, diagnosed as having mental disorder, Netherlands, 1996 N = 1138
Mean
= 4.200
Bergsma et al. (2011a): study NL 1996 /2 18-65 aged, diagnosed as having a mental disorder, Netherlands, followed two years, 1996-1998 N = 687
Bjorner et al. (1998): study DK 1994 16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1994 N = 5983
Mean
= 4.522
SD
= 1.246
Vuletic (2004): study HR 2003 16+ aged, general public, Croatia, 2003 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.674
SD
= 1.357
BHPS (2010): study GB 2005 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2005 N = 10264
Mean
= 4.575
SD
= 1.081
BHPS (2010): study GB 1999 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1999-2000 N = 15623
Mean
= 4.549
SD
= 1.110
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2001 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2001 N = 8209
Mean
= 4.623
SD
= 1.036
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2002 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2002 N = 8268
Mean
= 4.619
SD
= 1.050
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2003 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2003 N = 8387
Mean
= 4.662
SD
= 1.033
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2004 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2004 N = 9451
Mean
= 4.618
SD
= 1.040
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2005 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2005 N = 8834
Mean
= 4.592
SD
= 1.070
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2006 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2006 N = 8191
Mean
= 4.620
SD
= 1.040
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2007 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2007 N = 7467
Mean
= 4.636
SD
= 1.028
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2008 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2008 N = 9499
Mean
= 4.648
SD
= 1.014
DeJonge & Wingen (2011): study NL 2009 12+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2009 N = 9118
Mean
= 4.637
SD
= 1.033
Marlet & VanWoerkens (2017): study NL 2001 /1 15+ aged, general public, Alkmaar, Netherlands 2001-2015 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.650
Mujcic & Oswald (2016): study AU 2007 18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 3 years 2007-2009 N = 12385
Mean
= 4.432
SD
= 1.053
Lindqvist et al. (2017): study SE 2003 Transgender women undergoing gender reassingment surgery, 2003-2015, Sweden N = 190
Mean
= 3.840
SD
= 1.450