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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as....:?
1  very unhappy
2
|   unhappy
3
4  an even mixture of unhappiness and happiness
5
|  happy
6
7  very happy
no opinion

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Poff & Michalos (1988): study CA 1985 Feminists, members of a research-association, Canada, 1985 N = 439
Michalos (1982): study CA Huron County Ontario 1977 60+ aged, rural townships,Southern Huron County, Ontario, Canada, 197? N = 392
Mean
= 5.300
SD
= 1.080
Michalos (1983): study CA Ontario 1982 18+ aged, general public, rural community, North Ontario, Canada, 1982 N = 598
Mean
= 5.280
Michalos (1985): study CA Guelph CMA 1985 Students undergraduates University of Guelph, Canada, 1984 N = 700
Mean
= 5.000
Michalos (1986): study CA 1984 60+ aged, rural districts, Canada, 1984 N = 457
Mean
= 5.420
SD
= 1.260
Michalos (1980): study CA 1979 University staff members, Guelph Canada, 1979 N = 357
Mean
= 5.360
SD
= 1.280
Diener et al. (1995a): study ZZ East-West pairs 1991 College students, South Korea, Japan, USA, 1991 N = 2711
Diener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1980 College students, 31 nations, 1980's N = 13113
Michalos (1991): study CA 1985 Students, Canada, 1985 N = 1640
Mean
= 5.060
SD
= 1.200
Michalos (1991): study CM 1985 Students, Cameroon, 1985 N = 187
Mean
= 4.020
SD
= 0.960
Michalos (1991): study EG 1985 Students, Egypt, 1985 N = 281
Mean
= 4.440
SD
= 1.120
Michalos (1991): study KE 1985 Students, Kenya, 1985 N = 274
Mean
= 4.460
SD
= 1.110
Michalos (1991): study ZA 1985 Students, South Africa, 1985 N = 298
Mean
= 4.370
SD
= 1.170
Michalos (1991): study TZ 1985 Students, Tanzania, 1985 N = 230
Mean
= 4.950
SD
= 1.220
Michalos (1991): study US 1985 Students, United States, 1985 N = 1354
Mean
= 5.270
SD
= 1.200
Michalos (1991): study BH 1985 Students, Bahrein, 1985 N = 285
Mean
= 4.860
SD
= 1.300
Michalos (1991): study BD 1985 Students, Bangladesh, 1985 N = 321
Mean
= 5.000
SD
= 1.160
Michalos (1991): study IN 1985 Students, India, 1985 N = 263
Mean
= 4.820
SD
= 1.430
Michalos (1991): study IL 1985 Students, Israel, 1985 N = 317
Mean
= 4.580
SD
= 1.390
Michalos (1991): study JP 1985 Students, Japan, 1985 N = 1213
Mean
= 4.490
SD
= 1.110
Michalos (1991): study JO 1985 Students, Jordan, 1985 N = 300
Mean
= 4.530
SD
= 1.190
Michalos (1991): study KR 1985 Students, Korea,(South), 1985 N = 451
Mean
= 4.380
SD
= 1.170
Michalos (1991): study PH 1985 Students, Philippines, 1985 N = 1008
Mean
= 4.900
SD
= 1.110
Michalos (1991): study SG 1985 Students, Singapore, 1985 N = 256
Mean
= 4.730
SD
= 1.000
Michalos (1991): study TW 1985 Students, Taiwan, 1985 N = 2483
Mean
= 4.560
SD
= 1.210
Michalos (1991): study TH 1985 Students, Thailand, 1985 N = 584
Mean
= 4.070
SD
= 1.050
Michalos (1991): study TR 1985 Students, Turkey, 1985 N = 289
Mean
= 4.610
SD
= 1.090
Michalos (1991): study NZ 1985 Students, New Zealand, 1985 N = 324
Mean
= 5.070
SD
= 1.220
Michalos (1991): study AT 1985 Students, Austria, 1985 N = 345
Mean
= 4.480
SD
= 1.120
Michalos (1991): study BE 1985 Students, Belgium, 1985 N = 151
Mean
= 4.990
SD
= 1.070
Michalos (1991): study GB 1985 Students, United Kingdom, 1985 N = 224
Mean
= 5.220
SD
= 1.110
Michalos (1991): study FI 1985 Students, Finland, 1985 N = 272
Mean
= 5.010
SD
= 1.160
Michalos (1991): study XZ Germany West 1985 Students, Germany-West (former), 1985 N = 800
Mean
= 4.970
SD
= 1.110
Michalos (1991): study GR 1985 Students, Greece, 1985 N = 266
Mean
= 4.420
SD
= 0.920
Michalos (1991): study HU 1985 Students, Hungary, 1985 N = 228
Mean
= 4.520
SD
= 0.960
Michalos (1991): study NL 1985 Students, Netherlands, 1985 N = 357
Mean
= 5.230
SD
= 1.080
Michalos (1991): study NO 1985 Students, Norway, 1985 N = 235
Mean
= 4.960
SD
= 1.020
Michalos (1991): study PT 1985 Students, Portugal, 1985 N = 386
Mean
= 2.250
SD
= 1.660
Michalos (1991): study ES 1985 Students, Spain, 1985 N = 280
Mean
= 4.520
SD
= 0.940
Michalos (1991): study SE 1985 Students, Sweden, 1985 N = 267
Mean
= 5.190
SD
= 1.210
Michalos (1991): study CH 1985 Students, Switzerland, 1985 N = 341
Mean
= 4.950
SD
= 1.060
Michalos (1991): study XZ Yugoslavia 1985 Students, Yugoslavia (former'), 1985 N = 334
Mean
= 4.540
SD
= 122.000
Michalos (1991): study BR 1985 Students, Brazil, 1985 N = 281
Mean
= 5.040
SD
= 1.110
Michalos (1991): study CL 1985 Students, Chile , 1985 N = 264
Mean
= 4.700
SD
= 1.030
Michalos (1991): study CO 1985 Students, Colombia, 1985 N = 91
Mean
= 5.020
SD
= 1.100
Michalos (1991): study MX 1985 Students, Mexico, 1985 N = 246
Mean
= 5.170
SD
= 1.090
Michalos (1991): study PR 1985 Students, Puerto Rico, 1985 N = 306
Mean
= 5.020
SD
= 1.170