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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-p
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:
 
 On the whole, now, do you think you are happy or not?
 4  very happy
 3  somewhat happy
 2  not so happy
 1  absolutely not happy
 -   don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics World Values Survey (2000): study JP 1981 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1981 N = 1500
Mean
= 2.978
SD
= 0.615
World Values Survey (2000): study JP 1990 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1990 N = 1499
Mean
= 3.001
SD
= 0.614
World Values Survey (2000): study JP 1995 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1995 N = 1498
Mean
= 3.250
SD
= 0.618
World Values Survey (2004): study JP 2000 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 2000 N = 1362
Mean
= 3.172
SD
= 0.619
Inglehart et al. (2008): study JP 2005 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 2005 N = 1096
Mean
= 3.178
SD
= 0.630
World Values Survey (2012): study JP 2012 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 2012 N = 2443
Mean
= 3.216
SD
= 0.652