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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-cm-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 How would you rate the last month of your life. Was it a happy or an unhappy time for you......?
 5  very happy time
 4  fairly happy time
 3  happy nor unhappy
 2  rather unhappy time
 1  very unhappy time

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gehmacher (1987a): study AT 1987 Residents housing estates, Vienna, Austria, 1987 N = 218
Mean
= 3.830
Gehmacher (1988a): study AT 1985 Adults, followed 6 months, Austria, 198? N = 0
Gehmacher (1992c): study AT 1991 Residents new appartments blocks, urban areas, Austria, 1991 N = 1472
Stillman et al. (2015): study ZZ Various nation sets 2005 18-45 aged, general public, New-Zealand and Tonga, 2005-2008 N = 254
Mean
= 4.080
Stillman et al. (2015): study TO 2005 18-45 aged, aspirant migrants who stayed, Tonga, followed 3 years, 2005-2008 N = 406
Mean
= 4.140
Stillman et al. (2015): study NZ 2005 18-45 aged immigrants from Tonga, followed 3 years after migrattion, New-Zealand, 2005-2008 N = 101
Mean
= 4.010