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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 In general, how happy would you say you are.....?
 1  very unhappy
 2
 3
 4
 5  very happy
 
 Labels of other response options not reported

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gordon & Hall (1974): study US 1971 Married female graduates of liberal arts college, Univ. of Connecticut, USA,1971 N = 229
Veenhoven & Bakker (1977): study NL 1968 25-65 aged, The Netherlands,1968 N = 2367
Linssen et al. (2011): study IN Orrisa 2008 Poor household, rural areas, India, 2008 N = 697
Mean
= 3.369
SD
= 1.210
Michalko et al. (2009): study HU 2007 18+ aged, general public, Hungary, 2007 N = 11500
Mean
= 3.320