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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
 3   very happy
 2   pretty happy
 1   not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Thoits & Hewitt (2001): study US 1986 25+ aged, general public, USA, 1986-1989 N = 2867
Mean
= 2.160
SD
= 0.630
Watten et al. (1995): study NO 1990 Army recruits, Norway,199? N = 269
Mean
= 1.960
SD
= 0.600
Lepper (1998): study US California 1993 Retirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199? N = 971
Mean
= 1.220
SD
= 0.580
Goldberg et al. (1979): study US 1971 18+ aged, died within 1-4 years and matched controls, USA, 1971-76 N = 164
Uppal (2006): study CA 1991 Disabled, Canada, 1991 N = 24036
Mean
= 2.065
SD
= 0.584
Cheng & Furnham (2003a): study GB London 2003 Students, London, UK, 2003 N = 234
Mean
= 2.060
Jackson & Gibson (1985): study US 1979 55+ aged blacks, USA, 1979-80 N = 544
Mean
= 2.400
Taylor (2008): study US 2008 18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008 N = 2260
Mean
= 2.170
Taylor (2008): study US 1972 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-2008 N = 20000
Taylor (2008): study US 2005 18+ aged, general public, USA, 2008 N = 5264
Aldous & Ganey (1999): study US 1972 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1993 N = 101630
Mean
= 2.100
Ferriss (2002a): study US 1996 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1966 N = 2544
Mean
= 2.180
SD
= 0.620
DeJong et al. (1984): study US 1947 Rural-reared married women, Pennsylvania, USA, followed 1947-1971 N = 812
Mean
= 245.000
Orden & Bradburn (1968): study US 1963 Married people,USA, metropolitan areas, 1963-1965 N = 1738
Saad (2004a): study US 2003 /1 18+ aged, USA, 2003 N = 1004
Wilson et al. (1975): study US 1973 18+ aged, USA N = 1500
Cutler (1976): study US 1974 65+, aged, USA,1974-1975 N = 438
Mean
= 1.690
SD
= 0.659
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1982 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1982 N = 995
Mean
= 2.082
SD
= 0.716
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1983 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1983 N = 1027
Mean
= 2.171
SD
= 0.650
Eurobarometer (2004b): study DK 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1983 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.248
SD
= 0.675
Eurobarometer (1986): study DK 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1984 N = 990
Mean
= 2.240
SD
= 0.654
Eurobarometer (1986): study DK 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1985 N = 995
Mean
= 2.270
SD
= 0.637
Eurobarometer (1986): study DK 1986 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1986 N = 1043
Mean
= 2.280
SD
= 0.654
Eurobarometer (1991): study DK 1986 15+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1986 N = 997
Mean
= 2.130
SD
= 0.684
General Social Survey (2011): study US 2010 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2010 N = 2044
Mean
= 2.108
SD
= 0.638
Chiriboga (1975): study US 1969 People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969 N = 216
Mookherjee (1998): study US 1991 60+aged, metropolitian areas, USA, 1982-1991 N = 2739
Mean
= 2.230
SD
= 0.661
Pearson-Scott (1978): study US NorthCarolina 1976 65+ aged rural area, United States, 1976-77 N = 407
Mean
= 2.210
SD
= 0.765
Glancy et al. (1986): study US 1947 High school pupils, rural area Pensylvania USA, followed 1947-1971 N = 1521
Weaver (1978): study US 1978 18+ aged, full time employed, white and married, USA, 1973-1976 N = 1652
Guillen-Royo (2008): study PE 2004 General public, 7 poor communities, Peru, 2005 N = 399
Mean
= 1.924
SD
= 0.557
Rossi & Weber (1996): study US 1988 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1988-1993 N = 1500
Alston & Knapp (1974): study US 1972 adults, general population, USA, 1972 N = 2000
Chayko (1993): study US 1988 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1988 N = 967
Mean
= 2.030
Alston et al. (1976): study 1973 White couples USA 1973-1975 N = 2840
Mean
= 2.350
Borgatta & Foss (1979): study US 1972 18+ general public USA 1972-1978 N = 10652
Borgatta & Foss (1979a): study US 1972 18+ general public USA 1972-1978 N = 11256
Cheng & Furnham (2003a): study GB London 2001 Students. London, UK, 2001 N = 234
Mean
= 2.065
SD
= 0.536
Antonucci et al. (1998): study US 1980 50-95 aged, married, with children, USA,1980 N = 366
Mean
= 2.160
Levinson (2011): study US 1984 15+ aged, general public, United States, 1984-1996 N = 6035
Mean
= 2.170
SD
= 0.630
Antonucci et al. (1998): study US 1980 /1 Marrieds with children, Michigan, USA, 1980 N = 366
Mean
= 2.170
Pischke (2011): study US 1972 20-64 aged couples, USA, 1972-2006 N = 12121
Layard et al. (2009): study US 1972 30-55 aged white males, United States, 1972-2006 N = 14836
Roberts et al. (1983): study US 1983 Patients health centers, United States, 1983 N = 148
Easterlin (2005c): study US 1972 18+ aged general public, USA, 1972-2000 N = 46000
Borgatta et al. (1982): study US 1978 18+ aged general population USA, 1978 -1980 N = 2969
Borgatta et al. (1982): study US 1978 /1 18+aged general public, USA 1978-80 N = 2994
Bock & Radelet (1988): study US 1973 18+aged, white population, USA 1973-1974 N = 5683
Tsai (2015): study TW 2005 /1 17+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2005 N = 1734
Mean
= 2.238
SD
= 0.609
Tsai (2015): study TW 2005 17+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2010 N = 1535
Mean
= 2.182
SD
= 0.628
Ferree (1984): study US 1971 /1 Female, United States of America, 1971-76 N = 1396
Roberts et al. (1983): study US 1983 /1 13+ aged, patients of urban public health center, USA, 1983 N = 148
Blanchflower & Oswald (2017): study US 1972 18+ aged, general public, United States of America, 1972-2014 N = 54532
Blanchflower & Oswald (2017): study ZZ Various nation sets 2012 Adults, age range not reported, general public, 41 nations, 2012 N = 59156
Bertrand (2013): study US 1972 25-54 aged college-educated women,USA, 1972-2010 N = 3599
Mean
= 2.310
SD
= 0.590
Ludwig et al. (2012): study US 2005 Recipients of housing subsidy, followed 10-15 years, 5 cities USA, 2005-2009 N = 3273
Flavin (2018): study US 1976 18+ aged, general public, , 1976 - 2006 N = 26007
Mean
= 2.190
SD
= 0.630
Robinson & Martin (2008): study US 1972 /1 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-2006 N = 5005
Myers & Diener (2018): study US 1972 general public, U.S.A., 1972-2014 N = 57226