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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL---mq-v-16-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
16

Description

Self report on three questions:

A  During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
    6  all of the time
    5  most of the time
    4  a good bit of the time
    3  some of the time
    2  a little of the time
    1  none of the time
B  Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as…?"
    1  very unhappy
    2  unhappy
    3  unhappy
    4  mixed
    5  happy
    6  happy
    7  very happy
C  Taking all together, how would you say things are these days?
     3   very happy
     2   pretty happy
     1   not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Lepper (1998): study US California 1993 Retirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199? N = 971
SD
= 0.650