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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-a
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:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are these days.....?
7  extremely happy
6  very happy
5  pretty happy
4  not too happy
3  a bit unhappy
2  pretty unhappy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Buttel et al. (1977): study US Wisconsin 1974 18+ aged, general public, Winconsin, USA, 1974 N = 548
Mean
= 5.400
SD
= 0.900
Linn et al. (1986): study US Wisconsin 1974 18+ aged, general public, NW-Wisconsin, USA, 1974 N = 1423
Mean
= 5.400
Renshon (1974): study US Pennsylvania 1970 university undergraduates, Pennsylvania, USA, 1970 N = 423
Lee (1985): study US 1979 23-49 aged, USA, 1979-1981 N = 80