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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-g
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are on the whole?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics BBC (2006): study GB 2005 15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2005 N = 1001
Mean
= 3.242
SD
= 0.692
ISSP (2003): study BR 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Brazil, 2003 N = 2000
Mean
= 3.495
SD
= 0.687