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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-g
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 together, would you say you are:
 5  very happy
 4  fairly happy
 3  neither happy not unhappy
 2  fairly unhappy
 1 very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Moller et al. (1987): study ZA 1983 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1983 N = 5587
Mean
= 3.502
SD
= 1.259
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1994 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1994 N = 2219
Mean
= 4.139
SD
= 0.938
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1995 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1995 N = 2200
Mean
= 3.350
SD
= 1.186
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1988 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1988 N = 3772
Mean
= 3.651
SD
= 1.146
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1996 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1996 N = 2200
Mean
= 3.414
SD
= 1.190
Moller (2006a): study ZA 1999 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1999 N = 2200
Mean
= 3.262
SD
= 1.403
Moller (2006a): study ZA 2002 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2002 N = 2200
Mean
= 3.046
SD
= 1.172