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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