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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-e
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
10  extremely happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  extremely unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Asgeirsdottir et al. (2017): study IS 2007 18-79 aged, general public, Iceland, followed 5 years 2007-2012 N = 5216
Mean
= 7.797
SD
= 1.707
Downward & Rasciute (2011a): study GB 2005 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2005 N = 28117
Mean
= 7.631
SD
= 1.751
Downward & Rasciute (2011a): study GB 2006 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2006 N = 24174
Mean
= 7.746
SD
= 1.700