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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-*-sq-nvt-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric + verbal scales transformed to same range (nvt)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on single question:

A Taking all together, how happy would you say you are?
    0  extremely unhappy
    :
    10 extremely happy

B  If you were to consider how happy or unhappy you are these days, would you say you are:
      1  not al all happy
      2
      3
      4  very happy

Computation: B stretched to range A: 1=2,5; 2=5; 3=7,5; 4=10

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Glass et al. (2016): study ZZ OECD member states 2006 Adult general public, 22 OECD nations 2006-2008 N = 78972
Mean
= 7.410
SD
= 1.920