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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days - would you say you are..?
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Nauenburg (2002): study SI 1999 18+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 1999 N = 1012
Mean
= 2.815
SD
= 0.617
Nauenburg (2002): study DE 1999 18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1999 N = 2493
Mean
= 2.975
SD
= 0.553
Nauenburg (2002): study HU 1999 18+ aged, general public, Hungary, 1999 N = 1510
Mean
= 2.822
SD
= 0.595
Nauenburg (2002): study ES 2000 18+ aged, general public, Spain, 2000 N = 2489
Mean
= 3.059
SD
= 0.572
Nauenburg (2002): study CH 2000 18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 2000 N = 1054
Mean
= 3.299
SD
= 0.553
Nauenburg (2002): study SE 1999 18+ aged, general public, Sweden, 1999 N = 2698
Mean
= 3.242
SD
= 0.544
Nauenburg (2002): study AT 2000 18+ aged, general public, Austria, 2000 N = 502
Mean
= 3.208
SD
= 0.616
Nauenburg (2002): study TR 2002 18+ aged, general public, Turkey, 2000 N = 4007
Mean
= 2.290
SD
= 0.726
Nauenburg (2002): study KR 2002 18+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 2000 N = 0
Mean
= 2.780
SD
= 0.584
Nauenburg (2002): study DE East Germany 1999 18+ aged, general public, East Germany, Germany, 1999 N = 0
Mean
= 2.854
SD
= 0.533
Nauenburg (2002): study DE West Germany 1999 18+ aged, general public, West Germany, Germany, 1999 N = 0
Mean
= 3.006
SD
= 0.554
Liao et al. (2005): study TW 2000 20+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2000 N = 1222
Mean
= 2.888
SD
= 0.807
Liao et al. (2005): study HK 2000 20+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2000 N = 1044
Mean
= 2.821
SD
= 0.651
LLH survey (2011): study AM 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Armenia, 2001 N = 2000
Mean
= 2.903
SD
= 0.952
LLH survey (2011): study BY 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Belarus, 2001 N = 2000
Mean
= 2.781
SD
= 0.838
LLH survey (2011): study GE 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Georgia, 2001 N = 2022
Mean
= 3.151
SD
= 0.891
LLH survey (2011): study KG 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Kyrgyzstan, 2001 N = 2000
Mean
= 3.211
SD
= 0.787
LLH survey (2011): study MD 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Moldova, 2001 N = 2000
Mean
= 2.562
SD
= 0.805
LLH survey (2011): study RU 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Russia, 2001 N = 4006
Mean
= 2.808
SD
= 0.814
LLH survey (2011): study UA 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Ukraine, 2001 N = 2400
Mean
= 2.606
SD
= 0.911