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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
last year (cy)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Generally, how happy have you been with your personal life during the past 12 month?
1  unhappy most of the time
2  sometimes fairly unhappy
3  generally satisfied, pleased
4  very happy most of the time
5  extremely happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Else-Quest et al. (2005): study US 1992 18-59 aged, USA, 1992 N = 3425
Mean
= 3.580
SD
= 0.983