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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
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:

Generally speaking, 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 Rempel (1985): study CA 1979 Elderly persons, noninstitutionalized, Canada, 1979 N = 338
Mean
= 2.400
Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1982 23-59 aged English speaking, Toronto and Ontario, Canada, 198? N = 1038
Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1979 23-59 aged, general public, Ontario, Canada, 1979 N = 895
Davis (1984): study US 1972 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1982 N = 13581
Mean
= 2.210
SD
= 0.653
Saad (2004): study US 2003 /1 18+ aged, general public, USA, 2003 N = 1011
Mean
= 2.511
SD
= 0.577
Arora (2005): study US 2001 18+ aged, general public, USA, 2001-2003 N = 2012
Brooks (2002): study US 2001 18+ aged, general public, USA, 2001 N = 1005
Mean
= 2.260
SD
= 0.642
Gallup & Kettering (1976c): study ZZ South Sahara Africa 1976 15+ aged, general public, sub Sahara African countries, 1976 N = 914
Mean
= 1.874
SD
= 0.695
Gallup & Kettering (1976d): study ZZ East Asia 1976 /2 15+ aged, general public, Far East countries, 1976 N = 872
Mean
= 1.565
SD
= 0.627
Gallup & Kettering (1976e): study ZZ Latin America 1976 /1 15+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1976 N = 2059
Mean
= 2.041
SD
= 0.780
Gallup (1976): study NL 1975 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Netherlands, 1975 N = 914
Mean
= 1.870
SD
= 0.691
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Anglo-America 1975 16+ aged, general public, Anglo-America, 1975 N = 2059
Mean
= 2.320
SD
= 0.617
Gallup (1976): study CA 1975 16+ aged, general public, Canada, 1975 N = 1032
Mean
= 2.320
SD
= 0.547
Gallup (1976): study US 1975 16+ aged, general public, United States, 1975 N = 1014
Mean
= 2.310
SD
= 0.630
Gallup (1976): study ZZ South East Asia 1975 16+ aged, general public, South East Asia, 1975 N = 872
Mean
= 1.560
SD
= 0.624
Gallup (1976): study IN 1975 16+ aged, general public, India, 1975 N = 354
Mean
= 1.434
SD
= 0.606
Gallup (1976): study JP 1975 16+ aged, general public, Japan, 1975 N = 337
Mean
= 1.840
SD
= 0.582
Gallup (1976): study AU 1975 16+ aged, general public, Australia, 1975 N = 301
Mean
= 2.310
SD
= 0.578
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Europe 1975 Adults, general public, Europe, 1975 N = 2241
Mean
= 2.020
SD
= 0.622
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Benelux 1975 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, Luxemburg and Netherlands (Benelux), 1975 N = 300
Mean
= 2.260
SD
= 0.594
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Scandinavia 1975 16+ aged, general public, Scandinavia, 1975 N = 330
Mean
= 2.240
SD
= 0.514
Gallup (1976): study GB 1975 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1975 N = 307
Mean
= 2.310
SD
= 0.597
Gallup (1976): study FR 1975 16+ aged, general public, France, 1975 N = 330
Mean
= 2.120
SD
= 0.558
Gallup (1976): study XZ Germany West 1975 16+ aged, general public, Germany-West (former), 1975 N = 303
Mean
= 1.920
SD
= 0.569
Gallup (1976): study IT 1975 16+ aged, general public, Italy, 1975 N = 309
Mean
= 1.780
SD
= 0.596
Angst & Leepin (1978): study CH 1975 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Switzerland, 1975 N = 1006
Mean
= 2.170
SD
= 0.567
Gallup (1976): study ZZ Latin America 1975 16+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1975 N = 2059
Mean
= 2.040
SD
= 0.781
Gallup (1976): study BR 1975 16+ aged, general public, Brazil, 1975 N = 382
Mean
= 2.180
SD
= 0.716
Gallup (1976): study MX 1975 16+ aged, general public, Mexico, 1975 N = 350
Mean
= 1.890
SD
= 0.798
Gallup (2008): study US 2004 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2004 N = 1003
Mean
= 2.462
SD
= 0.599
Gallup (2008): study US 2002 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002 N = 1002
Mean
= 2.440
SD
= 0.599
Gallup (2008): study US 2001 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 1005
Mean
= 2.262
SD
= 0.639
Gallup (2008): study US 2000 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2000 N = 1046
Mean
= 2.421
SD
= 0.592
Gallup (2008): study US 1996 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1996 N = 979
Mean
= 2.446
SD
= 0.586
Gallup (2008): study US 1992 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1992 N = 1627
Mean
= 2.336
SD
= 0.639
Gallup (2008): study US 1991 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1991 N = 1215
Mean
= 2.347
SD
= 0.652
Saad (2004): study US 1982 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1982 N = 0
Mean
= 2.444
SD
= 0.607
Saad (2004): study US 1981 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.390
SD
= 0.581
Saad (2004): study US 1981 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.364
SD
= 0.658
Saad (2004): study US 1977 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1977 N = 0
Mean
= 2.320
SD
= 0.646
Gallup (1998): study US 1998 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1998 N = 5001
Mean
= 2.400
SD
= 0.583
Gallup (1998): study US 1977 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1977 N = 2692
Mean
= 2.314
SD
= 0.649
Gallup (2008): study US 1982 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1982 N = 2664
Mean
= 2.443
SD
= 0.610
Gallup (2008): study US 1981 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1483
Mean
= 2.391
SD
= 0.580
Gallup (2008): study US 1981 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 2671
Mean
= 2.362
SD
= 0.662
Gallup (2008): study US 1981 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1981 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.376
SD
= 0.634
Gallup (2008): study US 2005 /2 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2005 N = 1013
Mean
= 2.443
SD
= 0.644
Gallup (2008): study US 2006 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2006 N = 1010
Mean
= 2.447
SD
= 0.576
Gallup (2008): study US 2008 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2008 N = 1010
Mean
= 2.377
SD
= 0.625