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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a
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:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Do you feel your life at present is.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  quite unhappy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Allardt (1973): study DK 1972 15-64 aged, general public, Denmark, 1972 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.371
SD
= 0.562
Allardt (1973): study FI 1972 15-64 aged, general public, Finland, 1972 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.101
SD
= 0.541
Allardt (1973): study NO 1972 15-64 aged, general public, Norway, 1972 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.316
SD
= 0.564
Allardt (1973): study SE 1972 15-64 aged, general public, Sweden, 1972 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.388
SD
= 0.546
Mitchell (1972): study ZZ 1967 18+ aged, general public, 4 big cities South East Asia, 1967-1968 N = 6827
Mitchell (1972): study HK 1967 18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 1967 N = 3966
Timmermans (1997): study DE East Germany 1990 18+ aged, general public, East Germany, 1990 N = 1336
Mean
= 2.960
Cummins et al. (2003c): study XZ Germany West 1978 /1 18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1978 N = 2012
Mean
= 3.169
SD
= 0.498
Cummins et al. (2003c): study XZ Germany West 1980 /1 18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1980 N = 2427
Mean
= 3.194
SD
= 0.542
Cummins et al. (2003c): study XZ Germany West 1984 /1 18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1984 N = 2067
Mean
= 3.096
SD
= 0.560
Cummins et al. (2003c): study XZ Germany West 1988 /1 18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1988 N = 2144
Mean
= 3.177
SD
= 0.513
Wohlfahrtssurvey (2000): study DE West Germany 1993 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1993 N = 2046
Mean
= 3.184
SD
= 0.529
Noll & Zapf (1991): study DE East Germany 1990 /1 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1990 N = 735
Mean
= 2.940
SD
= 0.538
Noll & Zapf (1991): study DE East Germany 1993 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1993 N = 1016
Mean
= 2.987
SD
= 0.510
Weller (1998): study DE West Germany 1990 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany, Germany, 1990 N = 2144
Mean
= 3.149
SD
= 0.538
SHP (2009): study DE 1998 18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1998 N = 3024
Mean
= 3.088
SD
= 0.544
Wohlfahrtssurvey (2000): study DE West Germany 1998 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1998 N = 2051
Mean
= 3.101
SD
= 0.540
Wohlfahrtssurvey (2000): study DE East Germany 1998 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1998 N = 1035
Mean
= 3.027
SD
= 0.568