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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ac
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 talk about your life in general, are you generally happy or unhappy?
7  completely happy
6  very happy
5  rather happy
4  not happy or unhappy
3  rather unhappy
2  very unhappy
1  completely unhappy
-   can't choose
-   no answer

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics ISSP (2003): study RU 2002 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Russia, 2002 N = 1798
Mean
= 4.833
SD
= 1.165