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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-a
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:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Here are some words and phrases. We would like you to use these in describing how you feel about your present life..
1  unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7  happy

(originally presented horizontally)

Item in Campbell's semantic differential scale

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Warr (1978): study GB 1976 Steel workers, 6 months after closure of plant, Manchester, UK, 1976 N = 1655
Mean
= 5.890
SD
= 1.480
Veenhoven & Ehrhardt (1995): study ZZ World samples 1985 University students, 39 nations around 1985 N = 18032
Mean
= 4.810
SD
= 1.070
Veenhoven & Ehrhardt (1995): study ZZ 1980 Adults, general public, 32 countries, around 1980 N = 35000
Mean
= 5.230
SD
= 1.300