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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca
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:

Generally speaking; how would you say, you are these days.....?
1  very happy
2  pretty happy
3  not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hochstim et al. (1968): study US Oakland County, Michigan 1960 Adults, general public, Oakland California, USA, 1960-1965 N = 2580
Taylor et al. (2006): study US 2005 Adults, general public, USA, 2005 N = 3014
Mean
= 2.354
SD
= 0.729