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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-c
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Indicate the feeling you have now, generally speaking, how do you feel about your life...?
1  terrible
2  unhappy
3  mostly dissatisfied
4  mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
5  mostly satisfied
6  pleased
7  delighted
-   8  neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied)
-   9  never thought about it
-  10 does not apply to me

Scoring: 8, 9 and 10 left out

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Diener & Diener (1995): study AT 1991 University students, Austria, 1991 N = 319
Mean
= 4.960
SD
= 0.980
Diener & Diener (1995): study BH 1991 University students, Bahrain, 1991 N = 275
Mean
= 4.900
SD
= 1.200
Diener & Diener (1995): study BD 1991 University students, Bangladesh, 1991 N = 262
Mean
= 4.300
SD
= 1.100
Diener & Diener (1995): study BR 1991 University students,Brazil,1991 N = 268
Mean
= 4.960
SD
= 1.000
Diener & Diener (1995): study CM 1991 University students, Cameroon, 1991 N = 159
Mean
= 4.150
SD
= 0.930
Diener & Diener (1995): study CA 1991 University students, Canada, 1991 N = 1600
Mean
= 5.100
SD
= 0.940
Diener & Diener (1995): study CL 1991 University students, Chile, 1991 N = 256
Mean
= 4.960
SD
= 0.860
Diener & Diener (1995): study EG 1991 University students, Egypt, 1991 N = 274
Mean
= 4.560
SD
= 1.100
Diener & Diener (1995): study FI 1991 University students, Finland, 1991 N = 270
Mean
= 5.460
SD
= 1.020
Diener & Diener (1995): study DE 1991 University students, Germany, 1991 N = 540
Mean
= 4.700
SD
= 0.900
Diener & Diener (1995): study GR 1991 University students, Greece, 1991 N = 164
Mean
= 4.900
SD
= 0.950
Diener & Diener (1995): study IN 1991 University students, India, 1991 N = 234
Mean
= 4.740
SD
= 1.060
Diener & Diener (1995): study IL 1991 University students, Israel, 1991 N = 317
Mean
= 4.950
SD
= 0.900
Diener & Diener (1995): study JP 1991 University students, Japan, 1991 N = 1200
Mean
= 4.140
SD
= 1.020
Diener & Diener (1995): study JO 1991 University students, Jordan, 1991 N = 279
Mean
= 4.500
SD
= 1.930
Diener & Diener (1995): study KE 1991 University students, Kenya, 1991 N = 462
Mean
= 4.460
SD
= 1.000
Diener & Diener (1995): study KR 1991 University students, Korea, 1991 N = 241
Mean
= 4.240
SD
= 1.480
Diener & Diener (1995): study MX 1991 University students, Mexico, 1991 N = 220
Mean
= 5.100
SD
= 0.800
Diener & Diener (1995): study NL 1991 University students, Netherlands, 1991 N = 352
Mean
= 5.160
SD
= 1.000
Diener & Diener (1995): study NZ 1991 University students, New Zealand,1991 N = 314
Mean
= 5.100
SD
= 0.960
Diener & Diener (1995): study NO 1991 University students, Norway, 1991 N = 222
Mean
= 5.140
SD
= 1.500
Diener & Diener (1995): study PH 1991 University students, Philippines, 1991 N = 953
Mean
= 5.060
SD
= 0.930
Diener & Diener (1995): study PR 1991 University students, Puerto Rico, 1991 N = 297
Mean
= 5.170
SD
= 0.940
Diener & Diener (1995): study SG 1991 University students, Singapore, 1991 N = 256
Mean
= 4.780
SD
= 0.900
Diener & Diener (1995): study ZA 1991 University students, South Africa, 1991 N = 275
Mean
= 4.510
SD
= 0.900
Diener & Diener (1995): study ES 1991 University students, Spain, 1991 N = 275
Mean
= 4.550
SD
= 0.900
Diener & Diener (1995): study TZ 1991 University students, Tanzania, 1991 N = 222
Mean
= 5.000
SD
= 1.240
Diener & Diener (1995): study TH 1991 University students, Thailand, 1991 N = 571
Mean
= 4.600
SD
= 0.950
Diener & Diener (1995): study TR 1991 University students, Turkey, 1991 N = 287
Mean
= 4.200
SD
= 0.720
Diener & Diener (1995): study US 1991 University students, U.S.A, 1991 N = 1234
Mean
= 5.300
SD
= 1.000
Diener & Diener (1995): study CS 1991 University students, Yugoslavia, 1991 N = 332
Mean
= 4.700
SD
= 1.150