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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-TH-g-sq-v-11-a
Focus:
Mixed: Time Happy (M-TH)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported
11  completely and supremely happy, tremendous joy and elation all the time
10
9
8    very happy  most of the time
7
6    happy most of the time
5
4  . not very happy most of the time
3
2.
1  completely utterly unhappy, terrible depression and gloom  all the time
(originally presented horizontally)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Wilson (1965): study US 1960 College students, undergraduates, Hawaii, USA, 196? N = 101