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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-bc
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:
 
 All in all, how much happiness do you find in life today....?
 1  almost none
 2  some but not very much
 3  a good deal

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Suchman et al. (1958): study US 1952 65+ aged, followed 2 years, USA, 1952-54 N = 2993
Lowenthal & Boler (1965): study US 1962 60+aged, San Francisco, USA, 1962 N = 269