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Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e

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:

Description

Self report 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 Mean
Standard Deviation
Kao et al. (2005): study TW 2001 65+ aged males living in veteran homes, Taiwan, followed 2 years 2001-2003 N =
Parker et al. (1992): study SE 1986 75+ aged, rural community, Sweden, followed 4 years, 1986-1990 N =
Knight et al. (2009): study CN 2002 Adult general public, rural areas, China, 2002 N =
Knight & Gunatilaka (2009): study CN 2003 Adult general public, rural areas, China, 2003 N =