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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-d
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 are you?
 5  very happy
 4  happy
 3  neither happy nor unhappy
 2  unhappy
 1  very unhappy
 -  don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics VanDenBroek (2007): study NL 2004 15-65 aged natives, living in big cities, The Netherlands, 2004 N = 800
Mean
= 4.147
SD
= 0.649
DutchHouseholdSurvey DHS (2016): study NL 2013 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2013 N = 2383
DutchHouseholdSurvey DHS (2016): study NL 2012 16+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012 N = 2152
Mean
= 4.075
SD
= 0.670
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2003 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2003 N = 2497
Mean
= 3.298
SD
= 1.197
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2004 /1 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2004 N = 2799
Mean
= 2.750
SD
= 1.170
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2006 /2 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2006 N = 5843
Mean
= 3.448
SD
= 1.045
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2006 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2006 N = 2939
Mean
= 3.424
SD
= 1.049
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2007 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2007 N = 3164
Mean
= 3.453
SD
= 1.077
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2008 /1 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2008 N = 3321
Mean
= 3.255
SD
= 1.091
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2009 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2009 N = 3305
Mean
= 3.292
SD
= 1.101
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2010 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2010 N = 3183
Mean
= 3.402
SD
= 1.046
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2012 /2 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2012 N = 2509
Mean
= 3.355
SD
= 1.266
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2013 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2013 N = 2876
Mean
= 3.599
SD
= 1.133
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2014 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2014 N = 3124
Mean
= 3.500
SD
= 1.214
SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2015 16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2015 N = 3115
Mean
= 3.584
SD
= 1.145
Moller (2014): study ZA 2010 Adults, 16+ aged, South Africa, 2010 N = 2500