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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad
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 you 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 MacRae & Carlson (1980): study US NorthCarolina 1971 18+ aged, general public, North Carolina, USA, 1977 N = 1081
White (1979): study US 1977 Adult, general public,, USA, 1977 N = 1085
Mean
= 2.400
Hawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980 Couples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992 N = 1150
Mean
= 2.410
SD
= 0.570
Phillips & Clancy (1972): study US New England 1967 21+ aged , general public, eastern states, USA, 196? N = 404
Chason (1975): study US 1974 Prisoners and comparison groups, 1974, USA N = 419
Mean
= 1.890
SD
= 0.745