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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

How happy are you these days? Would you say you areā€¦.?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not so happy
1  not happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Morawetz (1977): study IL 1976 Adults, two villages (one equal in incomes, one unequal), Israel, 1976 N = 109
Mean
= 2.090
SD
= 0.680
GESIS (2007): study DE 1991 18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1991 N = 1527
Mean
= 2.984
SD
= 0.571
GESIS (2007): study DE West Germany 1991 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1991 N = 1001
Mean
= 3.007
SD
= 0.561
GESIS (2007): study DE East Germany 1991 /1 18+ aged, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1991 N = 526
Mean
= 2.941
SD
= 0.585
GESIS (2007): study XZ Germany West 1991 18+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1991 N = 1527
Mean
= 2.985
SD
= 0.570