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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-n-10-f
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on single question:
Takong all together, how happy would you say you are these days?
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3
2
1

10 step version of the rating scale
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy
Labels on this 10 step version not reported

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ruvolo (1998): study US Detroit 1987 Newly wed couples, USA, followed one year 1987-1988 N = 634
Mean
= 3.590
SD
= 0.520