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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

In general, how happy would you say you are these days?
1  very unhappy
2  somewhat unhappy
3  somewhat happy
4 very happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gruber & Mullainathan (2006): study CA 1985 +15 aged, general public, Canada, 1985-1998 N = 100663
Mean
= 3.531
SD
= 0.658
Campione (2008): study US 1997 Female employees, USA, 1997 N = 1670