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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-n-9-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:
9

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 Taken all things together, how would you say things are these days? Please put a circle around the appropriate number to indicate how happy you are these days.....?
 9  very happy
 8
 7
 6
 5  pretty happy
 4
 3
 2
 1  not too happy
 
 (originally rated on a horizontal scale)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brim (1974): study US 1972 Females Feminists and controls. Seatle, USA, 197? N = 153