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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b
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:
 
 On the whole, how happy would you say you are.....?
 4  very happy
 3  fairly happy
 2  not very happy
 1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brenner (1970): study US 1960 Highschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960 N = 5204
Inglehart (1994): study ZZ 1990 18+ aged, general public, 43 nations, 1990-1991 N = 56292
Kirkcaldy et al. (2005): study ZZ 1995 Adults, general public, 53 nations, 1990s N = 80000
Samanni & Holmberg (2010): study ZZ 1999 18+ aged, general public, in 90 nations, 1999-2008 N = 100000
Inglehart et al. (2008): study ZZ 1981 18+ aged, general public, 52 nations, 1981-2007 N = 72000