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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-f
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 very happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gallup (2008): study US 1957 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1957 N = 1606
Mean
= 2.501
SD
= 0.562
Easterlin (1974): study MY 1965 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Malaysia, 1965 N = 502
Mean
= 2.020
SD
= 0.577
Easterlin (1974): study TH 1965 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Thailand, 1965 N = 500
Mean
= 2.010
SD
= 0.502
Easterlin (1974): study GB 1965 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United Kingdom, 1965 N = 1179
Mean
= 2.490
SD
= 0.575
Easterlin (1974): study FR 1965 18+ aged, general public, France, 1965 N = 1228
Mean
= 1.940
SD
= 0.558
Easterlin (1974): study IT 1965 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Italy, 1965 N = 1166
Mean
= 1.770
SD
= 0.637