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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:
  
Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Spreitzer & Snyder (1974): study US 1972 18+ aged, married or widowed, USA,1972-73 N = 1547
Mean
= 2.200
Veroff et al. (1962): study US 1957 21+ aged, married, with childeren, USA, 1957 N = 797
Phillips (1967): study US NewHampshire 1962 /1 21+ aged, general public, New Hampshire, USA, 196? N = 593
Mean
= 2.340
SD
= 0.604
Phillips (1967a): study US NewHampshire 1962 21+ aged, general public, New Hampshire, USA, 196? N = 600
Mean
= 2.340
SD
= 0.604
Phillips (1969): study US NewHampshire 1965 21+ aged, general public, New Hampshire, USA, 196? N = 600
Snyder & Spreitzer (1974): study US Ohio 1973 Adults, general public, City of Toledo, Ohio, USA, 1973 N = 510
Mean
= 2.100
Moriwaki (1974): study US 1971 60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, Los Angeles, USA, 1971 N = 27
Alston et al. (1974): study US 1972 Adult, general public, USA 1972 N = 1602
Lewis (1972): study US 1967 24-75 aged Catholic sisters, Eastern USA. 196? N = 183
Chiriboga & Cutler (1977): study US 1977 Recently divorced, California, USA,1977 N = 252
PĂ©nard et al. (2013): study LU 2008 18+ aged, general public, Luxemburg, 2008 N = 1332
Mean
= 2.320
SD
= 0.572