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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-c
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are.....?
3  very happy
2  fairly happy
1  not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Glenn (1975): study US 1963 40-59 aged mothers, non-institutionalized, USA, 1963-66 N = 902
Chambers (2000): study US 2000 18+ aged, general public, USA, 2000 N = 1052
Mean
= 2.424
SD
= 0.588