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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days?
1  very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7  very happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics DeVoe & Pfeffer (2009): study US 1987 Working people, USA, 1987 - 1988 N = 13007
Mean
= 5.380
SD
= 1.340
Rossi & Weber (1996): study US 1988 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1988 N = 13000
Luttmer (2005): study US 1987 19+ aged couples, United States, followed 6 years, 1987-1994 N = 8944
Mean
= 5.340
SD
= 1.380
Luechinger et al. (2013): study US 1994 Working people, USA 1992-94 N = 7444
Mean
= 5.410
SD
= 1.210
Dehejia et al. (2007): study US 1987 19-60 aged general public USA, followed 5 years 1987-88 to1992-94 N = 5716