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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-h
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
 
 ("Not at all happy" additional precoded response, added to "not very")

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Fischer (1973): study US 1963 Adults, varying age ranges general public, USA, 1963 N = 1555
Mean
= 2.428
SD
= 0.577
Fischer (1973): study US 1957 Adults, varying age ranges, general public, USA, 1957 N = 1605
Mean
= 2.502
SD
= 0.562
Fischer (1973): study US 1952 Adults, varying age ranges, general public, USA, 1952 N = 2970
Mean
= 2.382
SD
= 0.648