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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-n-9-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Generally, how happy are you.....?
1  not at all
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  completely

(Originally presented on a horizontal line scale)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Abbey et al. (1983): study US Chicago 1980 Law school students, Chicago, USA, 198? N = 85
Gordon (1975): study US 1973 Undergraduate students, Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA, 1973 N = 346
Mean
= 6.400
SD
= 1.800