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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-n-6-c
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:
6

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 "How happy are you now (not at this moment, but at this stage of life) .....?"
 0  not at all
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5  very much
    
 (originally rated on horizontal line scale)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brickman et al. (1978): study US 1977 Lottery winners, paralyzed accident victims, and controls, Illinois USA, 1977 N = 73
Mean
= 3.590