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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a
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:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days?  Would you say you are ....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Moller & Welch (1985): study ZA 1984 Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984 N = 253
Moller (1989): study ZA 1983 Adult, general public, urban areas, South African, 1983 N = 5587
Mean
= 3.505
SD
= 1.258
Moller (1989): study ZA 1988 Adults, general public, urban areas, South Africa, 1988 N = 3771
Gehmacher (1989): study AT 1989 Adults, varying age ranges, general public, Austria, 1989 N = 0
Moller (1988a): study ZA 1983 Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983 N = 253
Mean
= 2.600
Park (1998): study KR 1996 Working people, South Korea, 1996 N = 1000
Mean
= 326.000
Dickow & Moller (2002): study ZA 1999 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1999 N = 2219
Dekker & DeHart (2007): study NL 2006 16+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2006 N = 159439
Mean
= 3.700
SD
= 0.880
McKinsey & Company (2006): study NL 2006 16-69 aged, Netherland, 2006. N = 170000
McKinsey & Company (2006): study BE 2006 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 2006 N = 509
Mean
= 3.739
SD
= 0.844
McKinsey & Company (2006): study DK 2006 16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 2006 N = 512
Mean
= 3.788
SD
= 1.033
McKinsey & Company (2006): study FR 2006 16+ aged, general public, France, 2006 N = 505
Mean
= 3.335
SD
= 1.045
McKinsey & Company (2006): study DE 2006 16+ aged, general public, Germany, 2006 N = 534
Mean
= 3.428
SD
= 0.926
McKinsey & Company (2006): study GB 2006 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2006 N = 522
Mean
= 3.329
SD
= 1.063
McKinsey & Company (2006): study SE 2006 16+ aged, general public, Sweden, 2006 N = 508
Mean
= 3.588
SD
= 1.091
Feng et al. (2018): study CN 2013 18+ aged, adults, China, 2013 N = 5463