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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Good-Bad Balance (O-GBB)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 Thinking about the good and bad things in your life, which of the answers best describes your life-as-a-whole?
 1  as bad as can be
 2  very bad
 3  bad
 4  alright
 5  good
 6  very good
 7  as good as can be

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics UK Omnibus Survey (2011): study GB 1999 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1999 N = 2000
Mean
= 5.450
SD
= 1.043
Brereton et al. (2008): study IE 2001 18+ aged, general public, Ireland, 2001 N = 1500
Mean
= 5.466
SD
= 0.991
Bowling & Gabriel (2004): study GB 2001 65+aged, Britain, 2000-2001 N = 999
Mean
= 5.693
SD
= 0.824
Bowling et al. (2003): study GB 2000 aged 65+, living at home, UK, 2000 N = 999