Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a


Mixed: Time Happy (M-TH)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:


Self report on single questions:

"Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?"
I was happy
0  rarely or none of the time
1  some or a little of the time
2  occasionally or a moderate amount of time
3  most of the time

Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Mean
Standard Deviation
Schroevers et al. (2000): study NL 1990 Cancer patients and controls, followed 15 months, the Netherlands, 1990 N =
Keng & Wu (2014): study TW 1989 Elderly, Taiwan, folowed 14 years 1989-2003, before and after change health insurance law in 1995 N =
Scheffel & Zhang (2019): study CN 2011 Elderly left behind after migration, China, 2011-2013 N =