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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Cantril (1951): study CA 1946 16+ aged, general public, Canada, 1946 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.160
SD
= 0.717
Cantril (1951): study US 1946 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1946 N = 3152
Mean
= 3.300
SD
= 0.658
General Social Survey (2011): study US 1991 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1346
Mean
= 3.280
SD
= 0.636
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study IL 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Israel, 1991 N = 986
Mean
= 2.880
SD
= 0.767
World Values Survey (2000): study TR 1990 18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 1990 N = 1030
Mean
= 3.077
SD
= 0.754
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study NZ 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, New Zealand, 1991 N = 1043
Mean
= 3.180
SD
= 0.625
Cantril (1951): study GB 1946 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United Kingdom, 1946 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.260
SD
= 0.743
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study GB 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United Kingdom, 1991 N = 1245
Mean
= 3.200
SD
= 0.620
Cantril (1951): study FR 1946 Adults, age range not reported, general public, France, 1946 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.700
SD
= 0.635
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study DE West Germany 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1991 N = 1333
Mean
= 3.070
SD
= 0.579
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study DE East Germany 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1991 N = 1478
Mean
= 2.810
SD
= 0.618
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study HU 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hungary, 1991 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.650
SD
= 0.726
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study IE 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Ireland, 1991 N = 1105
Mean
= 3.330
SD
= 0.633
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study IT 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Italy, 1991 N = 979
Mean
= 2.860
SD
= 0.696
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study GB Northern Ireland 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United Kingdom, 1991 N = 831
Mean
= 3.280
SD
= 0.604
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study NO 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Norway, 1991 N = 1462
Mean
= 3.090
SD
= 0.576
Polish GSS (0): study PL 1992 16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1992 N = 1647
Mean
= 2.890
SD
= 0.637
Polish GSS (0): study PL 1993 16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1993 N = 1650
Mean
= 2.930
SD
= 0.659
Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study SI 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Slovenia, 1991 N = 2026
Mean
= 2.580
SD
= 0.731
World Values Survey (2000): study TR 1996 16+ aged, general public, Turkey, 1996 N = 1507
Mean
= 3.367
SD
= 0.726
World Values Survey (2004): study TR 2000 18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2000 N = 4607
Mean
= 2.918
SD
= 0.959
General Social Survey (2011): study US 2002 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002 N = 1160
Mean
= 3.319
SD
= 0.652
General Social Survey (2011): study US 1998 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1998 N = 1272
Mean
= 3.247
SD
= 0.691
DeVoe & Pfeffer (2009): study US 2002 Working people, USA, 2002 N = 15450
Mean
= 3.350
SD
= 0.620
Ferre (2008): study UY 2007 18+ aged, general public, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2007 N = 801
Mean
= 3.082
SD
= 0.752
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2008 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2008 N = 3292
Mean
= 2.895
SD
= 0.920
ISSP (2003): study AR 2007 18+ aged, general public, Argentina, 2007 N = 1645
Mean
= 3.140
SD
= 0.670
ISSP (2003): study AU 2007 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2007 N = 2672
Mean
= 3.216
SD
= 0.635
ISSP (2003): study AT 2007 18+ aged, general public, Austria, 2007 N = 994
Mean
= 3.127
SD
= 0.599
ISSP (2003): study BE 2007 18-85 aged, general public, Belgium, 2007 N = 1232
Mean
= 3.232
SD
= 0.581
ISSP (2003): study BG 2007 18+ aged, general public, Bulgaria, 2007 N = 977
Mean
= 2.700
SD
= 0.810
ISSP (2003): study CL 2007 18+ aged, general public, Chile , 2007 N = 1499
Mean
= 3.061
SD
= 0.789
ISSP (2003): study TW 2007 18+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2007 N = 2124
Mean
= 3.062
SD
= 0.604
ISSP (2003): study HR 2007 18+ aged, general public, Croatia, 2007 N = 1178
Mean
= 2.803
SD
= 0.752
ISSP (2003): study CY 2007 18+ aged, general public, Cyprus, 2007 N = 992
Mean
= 3.080
SD
= 0.684
ISSP (2003): study CZ 2007 18-79 aged, general public, Czech Republic, 2007 N = 1155
Mean
= 3.131
SD
= 0.583
ISSP (2003): study DO 2007 18+ aged, general public, Dominican Republic, 2007 N = 2158
Mean
= 3.151
SD
= 0.905
ISSP (2003): study FI 2007 15-74 aged, general public, Finland, 2007 N = 1300
Mean
= 2.955
SD
= 0.636
ISSP (2003): study FR 2007 18+ aged, general public, France, 2007 N = 1971
Mean
= 2.850
SD
= 0.664
ISSP (2003): study DE West Germany 2007 18+ aged, general public, West Germany, Germany, 2007 N = 1141
Mean
= 3.084
SD
= 0.629
ISSP (2003): study DE East Germany 2007 18+ aged, general public, East Germany, Germany, 2007 N = 530
Mean
= 2.907
SD
= 0.616
ISSP (2003): study HU 2007 18+ aged, general public, Hungary, 2007 N = 1018
Mean
= 2.708
SD
= 0.661
ISSP (2003): study IE 2007 18+ aged, general public, Ireland, 2007 N = 2042
Mean
= 3.440
SD
= 0.580
ISSP (2003): study IL 2007 18+ aged, general public, Israel, 2007 N = 1019
Mean
= 3.006
SD
= 0.775
ISSP (2003): study JP 2007 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 2007 N = 188
Mean
= 3.036
SD
= 0.645
ISSP (2003): study KR 2007 18+ aged, general public, Korea (South), 2007 N = 1421
Mean
= 2.888
SD
= 0.663
ISSP (2003): study LV 2007 18-74 aged, general public, Latvia, 2007 N = 960
Mean
= 2.780
SD
= 0.651
ISSP (2003): study MX 2007 18+ aged, general public, Mexico, 2007 N = 1594
Mean
= 3.377
SD
= 0.659
ISSP (2003): study NZ 2007 18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 2007 N = 965
Mean
= 3.282
SD
= 0.608
ISSP (2003): study NO 2007 19+ aged, general public, Norway, 2007 N = 1107
Mean
= 3.233
SD
= 0.585
ISSP (2003): study PH 2007 18+ aged, general public, Philippines, 2007 N = 1198
Mean
= 3.093
SD
= 0.758
ISSP (2003): study PL 2007 18+ aged, general public, Poland, 2007 N = 1272
Mean
= 3.087
SD
= 0.672
ISSP (2003): study RU 2007 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 2007 N = 1806
Mean
= 2.609
SD
= 0.723
ISSP (2003): study SK 2007 18+ aged, general public, Slovakia, 2007 N = 1118
Mean
= 2.609
SD
= 0.723
ISSP (2003): study SI 2007 18+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 2007 N = 979
Mean
= 2.950
SD
= 0.641
ISSP (2003): study ZA 2007 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2007 N = 2895
Mean
= 3.056
SD
= 0.816
ISSP (2003): study SE 2007 18-79 aged, general public, Sweden, 2007 N = 1278
Mean
= 3.157
SD
= 0.601
ISSP (2003): study CH 2007 18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 2007 N = 3
Mean
= 3.321
SD
= 0.585
ISSP (2003): study GB 2007 18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2007 N = 876
Mean
= 3.208
SD
= 0.618
ISSP (2003): study US 2007 18+ aged, general public, United States of America, 2007 N = 1533
Mean
= 3.315
SD
= 0.623
ISSP (2002): study UY 2007 17+ aged, general public, Uruguay, 2007 N = 1431
Mean
= 3.083
SD
= 0.754