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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-ly-sq-v-4-c
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
last years (ly)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Self report on single question:
 
 "How happy have you been for the past five years.....?"
 4  very happy
 3  somewhat happy
 2  not much happy
 1  not happy at all

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Shin (1986): study KR 1980 18+ aged, general public, South Korea, 1980 N = 1215
Shin (1986): study US 1986 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1978 N = 3642