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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 How happy or unhappy do you think you are.....?
 5  very happy
 4  happy
 3  moderately happy
 2  fairly unhappy
 1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Philips Nederland (1966): study NL 1964 Housewives, The Netherlands, 1964 N = 450
Mean
= 4.000
Philips Nederland (1988): study NL 1984 Housewives, The Netherlands, 1984 N = 425
Mean
= 4.070
SD
= 0.667
Merens (2007): study NL 2004 15-64 aged, living in cities, Netherlands, 2004 N = 4096
Mean
= 2.910
Gijsberts (2007): study NL 2004 City dwellers, aged 15-64, Netherlands, 2004 N = 4096
Schmeets (2001): study NL 1997 12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1997-1999 N = 4000
DenDraak (2010): study NL 2008 50+ aged, living in institution, Netherlands, 2008-2009 N = 1039
Mean
= 3.490
SD
= 0.911