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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

When you consider your life-as-a-whole now, would you say you are …?
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  rather happy
2  rather unhappy
1  fairly unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Schulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984 N = 1776
Mean
= 2.700
Schulz et al. (1988): study AT 1984 16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984 N = 1776
Mean
= 3.710
SD
= 0.852