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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab
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 of 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 Botha et al. (2018): study ZA 2012 16+ aged general public, South Africa, 2012 N = 2111
Mean
= 4.990
SD
= 1.580