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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-ca
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

On a scale of one to five, where one is very happy and five is very unhappy, in general how happy would you say you are?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
-   don't know
-   no answer

Numerical scale reversed

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Statistics New Zealand (2014): study NZ 2004 15+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 2004 N = 1125
Mean
= 4.070
SD
= 0.868