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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-j
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
 
 Do you feel your life at present is…?
 5  very happy
 4  fairly happy
 3  cannot say
 2  fairly sad
 1  very sad

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Koivumaa-Honkanen (1998): study FI 1975 18-64 aged adult twin pairs, Finland, 1975 N = 29444
Mean
= 3.860
Koivumaa-Honkanen et al. (2001a): study FI 1996 Depression patients, out-clinic, Finland, followed 12 months 1996 N = 203
Koivumaa-Honkanen et al. (2003): study FI 1976 Adults, Finland, 1976-1995 N = 29067
Mean
= 3.850