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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-ax
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:
11

Description

Self report on single question:

Overall, how happy are you these days?
0  very unhappy
1
2
3
4
5  neither happy nor unhappy
6
7
8
9
10 very happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ohtake & Tomioka (2004): study JP 2002 20+ aged, general public, Japan, 2002 N = 1920
Mean
= 6.390
SD
= 1.990
Fontaine Carrion & Katsunori (2013): study IN 2009 20+ aged general public in 6 large cities , India, followed 3 years 2009, 2010 and 2011 N = 4069
Fontaine Carrion & Katsunori (2013): study IN 2009 /1 20+ aged general public in 6 large cities , India, followed 3 years 2009, 2010 and 2011 N = 1857
Mean
= 6.661
SD
= 1.991