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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-h
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:

Taken all together, how happy would you say you are? Are you......?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not so happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Holland-Benin & Cable-Nienstedt (1985): study US 1978 Married persons, non-institutionalized, USA, 1978-83 N = 3050
Mean
= 2.300