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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-c
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:
 
 All things considered, are you happy?
 4  I am happy
 3  I am more or less happy
 2  I am more or less not happy
 1  I am not happy
 -   NA

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study JP 1993 Twens, Japan, 1993 N = 1053
Mean
= 3.276
SD
= 0.676
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study JP 1988 Twens, Japan, 1988 N = 0
Mean
= 3.219
SD
= 0.653
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study US 1988 Twens, United States, 1988 N = 1034
Mean
= 3.476
SD
= 0.654
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study US 1993 Twens, United States, 1993 N = 1002
Mean
= 3.430
SD
= 0.629
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study GB 1988 Twens, United Kingdom, 1988 N = 1036
Mean
= 3.317
SD
= 0.690
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study GB 1993 Twens, United Kingdom, 1993 N = 1070
Mean
= 3.139
SD
= 0.703
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study DE West Germany 1993 Twens, Germany, 1993 N = 2784
Mean
= 3.229
SD
= 0.650
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study XZ Germany West 1988 Twens, Germany-West (former), 1988 N = 1005
Mean
= 3.295
SD
= 0.567
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study FR 1988 Twens, France, 1988 N = 1001
Mean
= 3.398
SD
= 0.623
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study FR 1993 Twens, France, 1993 N = 1018
Mean
= 3.287
SD
= 0.662
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study SE 1988 Twens, Sweden, 1988 N = 1014
Mean
= 3.535
SD
= 0.554
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study SE 1993 Twens, Sweden, 1993 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.551
SD
= 0.613
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study KR 1988 Twens, Korea,(South), 1988 N = 1002
Mean
= 2.929
SD
= 0.869
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study KR 1993 Twens, Korea,(South), 1993 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.130
SD
= 0.743
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study PH 1993 Twens, Philippines, 1993 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.578
SD
= 0.677
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study TH 1993 Twens, Thailand, 1993 N = 1000
Mean
= 3.541
SD
= 0.641
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study BR 1988 Twens, Brazil, 1988 N = 1028
Mean
= 3.277
SD
= 0.662
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study BR 1993 Twens, Brazil, 1993 N = 1424
Mean
= 3.344
SD
= 0.693
Youth Affairs Administration (1993): study RU 1993 Twens, Russia, 1993 N = 1060
Mean
= 3.158
SD
= 0.689