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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

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?
7  completely happy
6  very happy
5  fairly happy
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3  fairly unhappy
2  very unhappy
1  completely unhappy
-   can't choose
-   no answer

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Treas et al. (2011): study ZZ Developed nations 2001 Women with partner, aged 18-65, 28 countries, 2001-2004 N = 7014
Mean
= 5.370
SD
= 0.940
General Social Survey (2011): study US 2002 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002 N = 1160
Mean
= 5.523
SD
= 0.980
ISSP (2003): study AU 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Australia, 2002 N = 1352
Mean
= 5.390
SD
= 0.922
ISSP (2003): study BG 2001 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Bulgaria, 2001 N = 1003
Mean
= 4.529
SD
= 0.986
ISSP (2003): study CL 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Chile , 2002 N = 1505
Mean
= 5.538
SD
= 1.025
ISSP (2003): study CY 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Cyprus, 2002 N = 1004
Mean
= 5.285
SD
= 1.083
ISSP (2003): study AT 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Austria, 2002-03 N = 2047
Mean
= 5.541
SD
= 0.936
ISSP (2003): study CZ 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Czech Republic, 2002 N = 1289
Mean
= 5.028
SD
= 0.997
ISSP (2003): study DK 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Denmark, 2002 N = 1379
Mean
= 5.352
SD
= 0.968
ISSP (2003): study FI 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Finland, 2002 N = 1353
Mean
= 5.258
SD
= 0.957
ISSP (2003): study BE 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Belgium, 2002 N = 1360
Mean
= 5.203
SD
= 0.902
ISSP (2003): study FR 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, France, 2002 N = 1976
Mean
= 5.265
SD
= 0.951
ISSP (2003): study DE West Germany 2002 18+ aged, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 2002 N = 936
Mean
= 5.168
SD
= 0.858
ISSP (2003): study GB 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, United Kingdom, 2002 N = 1960
Mean
= 5.428
SD
= 1.011
ISSP (2003): study HU 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hungary, 2003 N = 1023
Mean
= 4.989
SD
= 1.131
ISSP (2003): study IL 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Israel, 2002 N = 1209
Mean
= 5.320
SD
= 1.102
ISSP (2003): study JP 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Japan, 2002 N = 1132
Mean
= 5.559
SD
= 0.982
ISSP (2003): study LV 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Latvia, 2003 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.851
SD
= 0.965
ISSP (2003): study MX 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Mexico, 2003 N = 1495
Mean
= 5.578
SD
= 1.060
ISSP (2003): study NZ 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, New Zealand, 2002 N = 1025
Mean
= 5.476
SD
= 0.967
ISSP (2003): study GB Northern Ireland 2002 18+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland region, United Kingdom, 2002 N = 987
Mean
= 5.559
SD
= 0.915
ISSP (2003): study NO 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Norway, 2002 N = 1475
Mean
= 5.295
SD
= 0.926
ISSP (2003): study PH 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Philippines, 2002 N = 1200
Mean
= 5.404
SD
= 1.252
ISSP (2003): study PL 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Poland, 2002 N = 1252
Mean
= 4.965
SD
= 1.022
ISSP (2003): study PT 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Portugal, 2003 N = 1092
Mean
= 5.155
SD
= 1.074
ISSP (2003): study SI 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Slovenia, 2003 N = 1093
Mean
= 5.183
SD
= 0.943
ISSP (2003): study SK 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Slovakia, 2002 N = 1133
Mean
= 4.883
SD
= 1.052
ISSP (2003): study ES 2003 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Spain, 2003 N = 2471
Mean
= 5.239
SD
= 0.900
ISSP (2003): study SE 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Sweden, 2002 N = 1080
Mean
= 5.235
SD
= 0.965
ISSP (2003): study DE East Germany 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 2002 N = 431
Mean
= 5.019
SD
= 0.918
ISSP (2003): study CH 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Switzerland, 2002-03 N = 1008
Mean
= 5.518
SD
= 0.787
ISSP (2003): study TW 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Taiwan, 2002 N = 1983
Mean
= 5.191
SD
= 1.106
ISSP (2003): study NL 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Netherlands, 2002 N = 1249
Mean
= 5.284
SD
= 0.829
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2012 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2012 N = 2547
Mean
= 4.971
SD
= 1.596