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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Self report on single question:

All things considered, would you say you are ..?
4  very happy
3  happy
2  not very happy
1  not happy at all
-  don't know
-  refused

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Helliwell & Huang (2008): study US 2001 Working population, USA, 2001 N = 13000
Mean
= 3.330
SD
= 0.580