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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

In general, how happy are you these days .....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Chiriboga & Lowenthal (1971): study US 1969 People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969 N = 216
Chiriboga (1982a): study US 1969 People in transition followed 11 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980 N = 163
Fiske & Chiriboga (1985): study US 1969 People in transition, followed 5 years,USA, 1969-1974 N = 189
Mean
= 1.730
Lowenthal & Chiriboga (1973): study US 1969 People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969 N = 216