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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-n-10-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Self report on single question:
 
 We would like to rate your happiness on this scale. You notice that the 10 boxes on this scale go from the HIGHEST POSITION OF PLUS 5 - or extremely happy - all the way down to the LOWEST POSITION OF MINUS 5 - or extremely unhappy.
 Please tell me how far up the scale or how far down the scale you would rate HOW HAPPY YOU ARE IN GENERAL?
 
 +5  (10)   extremely happy
 +4    
 +3
 +2
 +1
 -1
 -2
 -3
 -4
 -5 (1) extremely unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gallup (2008): study US 1960 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1960 N = 2595
Mean
= 8.443
SD
= 1.617