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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-j
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 (that) you are ?
 3  very happy
 2  fairly happy
 1  not very happy/ not at all happy
 
 Originally 4 step scale, 'not at all'  scores added to 'not very'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics NIPO (1949): study AU 1948 18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1948 N = 0
Mean
= 2.526
SD
= 0.559
NIPO (1949): study GB 1948 18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1948 N = 0
Mean
= 2.351
SD
= 0.575
NIPO (1949): study FR 1948 18+ aged, general public, France, 1948 N = 0
Mean
= 1.771
SD
= 0.637
Wessman (1956): study NL 1948 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1948 N = 0
Mean
= 2.398
SD
= 0.607
NIPO (1949): study NO 1948 16+ aged, general public, Norway, 1948 N = 0
Mean
= 2.178
SD
= 0.607