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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

How happy do you feel as you live now? Please choose one item on this card that comes closest to your feeling.
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Leisure Development Cen (1980): study AU 1979 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1979 N = 1104
Mean
= 4.336
SD
= 0.728
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study BR 1979 Adult, general public, metropolitan areas Brazil, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.138
SD
= 0.854
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study CA 1979 18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1979 N = 1012
Mean
= 4.242
SD
= 0.747
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study FR 1979 18+ aged, general public, France, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.795
SD
= 0.736
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IN 1979 18+ aged, general public, India, 1979 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.675
SD
= 0.865
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study IT 1979 18+ aged, general public, Italy, 1979 N = 1042
Mean
= 3.635
SD
= 0.788
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study JP 1979 18+ aged, general public, Japan, 1979 N = 1574
Mean
= 3.664
SD
= 0.733
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study PH 1979 /1 18+ aged, general public, Phillippines, 1979 N = 996
Mean
= 3.820
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study KR 1979 18+ aged, general public, urban areas, South Korea, 1972 N = 997
Mean
= 3.377
SD
= 0.699
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study GB 1979 18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1972 N = 987
Mean
= 4.342
SD
= 0.766
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study US 1979 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1979 N = 1127
Mean
= 4.272
SD
= 0.768
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study XZ Germany West 1979 18+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1979 N = 1020
Mean
= 3.705
SD
= 0.708
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study PH 1979 18+ aged, general public, Philippines, 1979 N = 996
Mean
= 3.801
SD
= 0.804
Leisure Development Cen (1980): study SG 1979 18+ aged, general public, Singapore, 1979 N = 1006
Mean
= 4.200
SD
= 0.677