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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-aa
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Overall, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  not at all happy.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gove & Zeiss (1987): study US 1974 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1974-1975 N = 2248
Mean
= 3.176
SD
= 0.751
Gallup (1976): study US 1974 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1974-75 N = 2248
Mean
= 3.176
SD
= 0.751