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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

How happy are you with life in general?
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  so-so
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kao et al. (2005): study TW 2001 65+ aged males living in veteran homes, Taiwan, followed 2 years 2001-2003 N = 689
Mean
= 2.575
SD
= 0.904
Parker et al. (1992): study SE 1986 75+ aged, rural community, Sweden, followed 4 years, 1986-1990 N = 421
Knight et al. (2009): study CN 2002 Adult general public, rural areas, China, 2002 N = 9200
Mean
= 3.684
SD
= 0.863
Knight & Gunatilaka (2009): study CN 2003 Adult general public, rural areas, China, 2003 N = 9500
Mean
= 3.684
SD
= 0.863