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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-d
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 your life as a whole now, are you.....?
 5  very happy
 4  quite happy
 3  more happy than unhappy
 2  more unhappy than happy
 1  quite unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gehmacher (1990): study AT 1988 Railway employees, Austria, 1988 N = 68
Gehmacher (1992b): study AT 1989 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1989 N = 2000
Ogris (1994): study AT 1994 Adults, general public, Austria 1994 N = 1998
Ogris (1994): study SI 1994 Adults, general public, Slovenia, 1994 N = 1998