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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on single question
 
 In general, how happy would you say (that) you are ?
 3  very happy
 2  fairly happy
 1  not very happy
 
 ("Not at all" additional precoded response, added to "not very")

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Saad (2004): study US 1957 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1957 N = 0
Mean
= 2.505
SD
= 0.557
Saad (2004): study US 1956 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1956 N = 0
Mean
= 2.480
SD
= 0.591