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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-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:
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  not too happy
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3
4
5
6
7  very happy

Item in Campbell's semantic differential scale

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Nock (1981): study US 1973 16+ aged working force, USA, followed 5 years, 1973-1977 N = 963