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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
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 things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Warr et al. (1979): study GB 1977 Factory workers, blue collar, UK, 1977 N = 590
Briscoe (1982): study GB 1977 Married couples with high incidence of minor psychiatric problems, London, U.K., 1977 N = 100
Mean
= 2.290
SD
= 0.605
Matlin (1966): study PR 1963 20+ aged, general public, Puerto Rico, 1963-1964 N = 1417
Mean
= 1.840
SD
= 0.689
Kousha & Mohseni (2000): study IR 1995 Residents big city (Tehran), Iran, 1995-97 N = 1561
Mean
= 2.186
SD
= 0.604
Veenhoven (1983): study FR 1975 15+ aged, general public, France, 1975 N = 1163
Mean
= 1.880
SD
= 0.652
Veenhoven (1983): study GB 1975 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1975 N = 1311
Mean
= 2.060
SD
= 0.705
Veenhoven (1983): study XZ Germany West 1975 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1975 N = 966
Mean
= 2.100
SD
= 0.574
Veenhoven (1983): study IT 1975 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1975 N = 1022
Mean
= 2.390
SD
= 0.598
Veenhoven (1983): study NL 1975 16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1975 N = 1021
Mean
= 1.770
SD
= 0.614
Veenhoven (1983): study DK 1975 16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1975 N = 991
Mean
= 1.650
SD
= 0.589
Veenhoven (1983): study BE 1995 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1975 N = 1513
Mean
= 1.730
SD
= 0.630
Veenhoven (1983): study LU 1975 16+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1975 N = 306
Mean
= 1.970
SD
= 0.685
Veenhoven (1983): study IE 1975 16+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1975 N = 993
Mean
= 2.130
SD
= 0.673
Veenhoven (1983): study ZZ EU 9 1975 16+ aged, general public, EU 9 member states, 1975 N = 9286
Mean
= 1.980
SD
= 0.678
Easterlin (1974): study US 1970 Adults, general public, USA, 1970 N = 1517
Mean
= 1.619
SD
= 0.600
Easterlin (1974): study ZZ 1965 General public, 9 nations, 1965 N = 10781
Mean
= 2.130
SD
= 0.021
Veenhoven (1989b): study ZZ 1965 Adults, general public, 9 nations, 1965 N = 10781
Mean
= 2.130
SD
= 0.020
Veenhoven (1989b): study ZZ EU 9 1975 15+ aged, general public, EU 9 member states, Western Europe, 1975-1986 N = 12996
Eurobarometer (1986): study ZZ EU 10 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1984 N = 9909
Mean
= 1.990
SD
= 0.614
Eurobarometer (1986): study ZZ EU 10 1986 15+ aged, general public, EU 10, 1986 N = 9822
Mean
= 2.010
SD
= 0.611
Eurobarometer (1995): study ZZ EU 10 1986 15+ aged, general public, EU 10, 1986 N = 9827
Mean
= 1.980
SD
= 0.606
Eurobarometer (1986): study ZZ EU 12 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, EU 12 nations, 1985 N = 11849
Mean
= 1.990
SD
= 0.614
Eurobarometer (1986): study ZZ EU 12 1986 15+ aged, general public, EU 12, 1986 N = 11831
Mean
= 2.010
SD
= 0.611
Eurobarometer (1995): study ZZ EU 12 1986 15+ aged, general public, EU 12, 1986 N = 11837
Mean
= 1.970
SD
= 0.614
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1976 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1976 N = 1340
Mean
= 2.220
SD
= 0.615
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1976 N = 1051
Mean
= 1.885
SD
= 0.659
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1977 N = 1060
Mean
= 2.176
SD
= 0.588
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1978 N = 1111
Mean
= 2.060
SD
= 0.638
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1978 /2 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1978 N = 1048
Mean
= 2.029
SD
= 0.638
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1979 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1979 N = 1314
Mean
= 2.228
SD
= 0.614
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1982 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1982 N = 1027
Mean
= 2.120
SD
= 0.634
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1983 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1983 N = 1027
Mean
= 2.176
SD
= 0.608
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1983 N = 970
Mean
= 2.126
SD
= 0.627
Eurobarometer (1986): study GB 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1984 N = 1405
Mean
= 2.130
SD
= 0.627
Eurobarometer (1986): study GB 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1985 N = 1383
Mean
= 2.160
SD
= 0.631
Eurobarometer (1986): study GB 1986 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1986 N = 1378
Mean
= 2.090
SD
= 0.621
Eurobarometer (1986): study GB 1986 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1986 N = 1318
Mean
= 2.080
SD
= 0.630
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1976 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1976 N = 1004
Mean
= 1.959
SD
= 0.567
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1976 N = 1007
Mean
= 1.981
SD
= 0.601
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1977 N = 1009
Mean
= 2.040
SD
= 0.538
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1978 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1978 N = 996
Mean
= 1.991
SD
= 0.548
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1978 N = 1006
Mean
= 1.930
SD
= 0.525
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1979 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1979 N = 1003
Mean
= 2.010
SD
= 0.523
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1982 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1982 N = 1012
Mean
= 1.976
SD
= 0.519
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1983 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1983 N = 1049
Mean
= 2.014
SD
= 0.544
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1983 N = 1058
Mean
= 1.965
SD
= 0.516
Eurobarometer (1986): study XZ Germany West 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1984 N = 1053
Mean
= 1.970
SD
= 0.527
Eurobarometer (1986): study XZ Germany West 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1985 N = 1028
Mean
= 1.980
SD
= 0.556
Eurobarometer (1986): study XZ Germany West 1986 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1986 N = 987
Mean
= 2.030
SD
= 0.546
Eurobarometer (1991): study XZ Germany West 1986 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1986 N = 1084
Mean
= 2.010
SD
= 0.530
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GR 1982 15+ aged, general public, Greece, 1982 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.601
SD
= 0.657
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GR 1983 15+ aged, general public, Greece, 1983 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.626
SD
= 0.662
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GR 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Greece, 1983 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.714
SD
= 0.673
Eurobarometer (1986): study GR 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, Greece, 1984 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.740
SD
= 0.645
Eurobarometer (1986): study GR 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, Greece, 1985 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.610
SD
= 0.617
Eurobarometer (1986): study GR 1986 15+ aged, general public, Greece, 1986 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.770
SD
= 0.679
Eurobarometer (1991): study GR 1986 15+ aged, general public, Greece, 1986 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.760
SD
= 0.683
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1976 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1976 N = 1007
Mean
= 2.269
SD
= 0.614
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1976 N = 980
Mean
= 2.084
SD
= 0.652
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1977 N = 997
Mean
= 2.344
SD
= 0.594
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1978 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1978 N = 1005
Mean
= 2.113
SD
= 0.629
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1978 N = 1005
Mean
= 2.184
SD
= 0.624
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1979 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1979 N = 997
Mean
= 2.284
SD
= 0.636
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1982 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1982 N = 1007
Mean
= 2.195
SD
= 0.635
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1983 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1983 N = 987
Mean
= 2.236
SD
= 0.620
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1983 N = 1002
Mean
= 2.215
SD
= 0.618
Eurobarometer (1986): study IE 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1984 N = 1008
Mean
= 2.250
SD
= 0.625
Eurobarometer (1986): study IE 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1985 N = 1008
Mean
= 2.210
SD
= 0.624
Eurobarometer (1986): study IE 1986 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1986 N = 1002
Mean
= 2.220
SD
= 0.596
Eurobarometer (1991): study IE 1986 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1986 N = 1007
Mean
= 2.100
SD
= 0.659
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1976 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1976 N = 923
Mean
= 1.598
SD
= 0.565
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1976 N = 1052
Mean
= 1.515
SD
= 0.571
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1977 N = 1155
Mean
= 1.721
SD
= 0.585
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1978 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1978 N = 1175
Mean
= 1.603
SD
= 0.611
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1978 N = 1030
Mean
= 1.632
SD
= 0.589
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1979 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1979 N = 1178
Mean
= 1.750
SD
= 0.583
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1982 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1982 N = 1025
Mean
= 1.740
SD
= 0.620
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1983 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1983 N = 1031
Mean
= 1.742
SD
= 0.585
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1983 N = 1033
Mean
= 1.721
SD
= 0.577
Eurobarometer (1986): study IT 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1984 N = 1097
Mean
= 1.820
SD
= 0.612
Eurobarometer (1986): study IT 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1985 N = 1047
Mean
= 1.810
SD
= 0.598
Eurobarometer (1986): study IT 1986 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1986 N = 1103
Mean
= 1.820
SD
= 0.575
Eurobarometer (1991): study IT 1986 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1986 N = 1097
Mean
= 1.820
SD
= 0.592
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1976 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1976 N = 268
Mean
= 1.953
SD
= 0.555
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1976 N = 302
Mean
= 2.121
SD
= 0.620
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1977 N = 344
Mean
= 2.012
SD
= 0.605
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1978 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1978 N = 322
Mean
= 2.125
SD
= 0.641
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1978 N = 291
Mean
= 2.006
SD
= 0.617
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1979 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1979 N = 299
Mean
= 2.202
SD
= 0.557
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1982 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1982 N = 300
Mean
= 2.103
SD
= 0.553
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1983 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1983 N = 300
Mean
= 2.128
SD
= 0.579
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1983 N = 304
Mean
= 2.130
SD
= 0.545
Eurobarometer (1986): study LU 1984 /1 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1984 N = 299
Mean
= 2.100
SD
= 0.527
Eurobarometer (1986): study LU 1985 /1 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1985 N = 300
Mean
= 2.200
SD
= 0.568
Eurobarometer (1986): study LU 1986 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1986 N = 299
Mean
= 2.270
SD
= 0.547
Eurobarometer (1991): study LU 1986 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1986 N = 301
Mean
= 2.180
SD
= 0.522
Eurobarometer (1986): study PT 1985 15+ aged, general public, Portugal, 1985 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.860
SD
= 0.515
Eurobarometer (1986): study PT 1986 15+ aged, general public, Portugal, 1986 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.830
SD
= 0.535
Eurobarometer (1991): study PT 1986 15+ aged, general public, Portugal, 1986 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.870
SD
= 0.505
Eurobarometer (1986): study ES 1985 15+ aged, general public, Spain, 1985 N = 1003
Mean
= 1.990
SD
= 0.614
Eurobarometer (1986): study ES 1986 15+ aged, general public, Spain, 1986 N = 1008
Mean
= 2.060
SD
= 0.639
Eurobarometer (1991): study ES 1986 15+ aged, general public, Spain, 1986 N = 1010
Mean
= 1.980
SD
= 0.645
Eurobarometer (2004b): study XZ Germany West 1975 15+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1975 N = 1039
Mean
= 1.864
SD
= 0.580
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IT 1975 15+ aged, general public, Italy, 1975 N = 1043
Mean
= 1.580
SD
= 0.597
Eurobarometer (2004b): study LU 1975 15+ aged, general public, Luxembourg, 1975 N = 324
Mean
= 2.031
SD
= 0.685
Eurobarometer (2004b): study IE 1975 15+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1975 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.873
SD
= 0.665
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB 1975 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1975 N = 1028
Mean
= 1.933
SD
= 0.710
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1976 N = 312
Mean
= 2.215
SD
= 0.593
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1976 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1976 N = 312
Mean
= 1.784
SD
= 0.604
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1977 /1 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1977 N = 296
Mean
= 2.268
SD
= 0.606
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1978 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1978 N = 300
Mean
= 2.018
SD
= 0.651
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1978 /1 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1978 N = 300
Mean
= 2.118
SD
= 0.609
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1979 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1979 N = 307
Mean
= 2.264
SD
= 0.604
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1982 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1982 N = 308
Mean
= 2.170
SD
= 0.632
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1983 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1983 N = 322
Mean
= 2.219
SD
= 0.588
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Northern Ireland 1983 /1 15+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 1983 N = 306
Mean
= 2.177
SD
= 0.592
Bell & Blanchflower (2007): study GB 1975 /1 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1975-1986 N = 14341
Mean
= 2.111
SD
= 0.634
Eurobarometer (2004b): study GB Scotland 1975 15+ aged, general public, Scotland, UK, 1975-1986 N = 14341
Mean
= 2.040
SD
= 0.602
Guillen-Royo & Velazco (2012): study PE 2005 General public, Peruvian corridor region, Peru, 2005 N = 251
Mean
= 1.927
SD
= 0.507
Easterlin (1995): study US 1972 18+ aged general public, USA followed bi annually, 1972-1991 N = 32000
Hagerty (2000): study US 1989 18+ aged general public, USA, 1989-1996 N = 8362
Mean
= 2.220
SD
= 0.610
Easterlin (2005a): study US 1972 18+ aged general public, USA, 1972-2002 N = 60000
Stevenson & Wolfers (2008): study ZZ Europe 1973 18+ aged general public, Europe, 1973-2007 N = 1210000
Guillen-Royo et al. (2013): study TH 2004 18+ aged, general public, 7 communities in Thailand, 2004 N = 745