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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-i
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:

My life could be happier than it is now
1  strongly agree
2  somewhat agree
3  somewhat disagree
4  strongly disagree

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Thoits & Hewitt (2001): study US 1986 25+ aged, general public, USA, 1986-1989 N = 2867
Mean
= 2.130
SD
= 0.950