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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f
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, how happy would you say you are?
1  very unhappy
2  somewhat unhappy
3  a little unhappy
4  evenly balanced
5  a little happy
6  somewhat happy
7  very happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Grigg et al. (2006): study CA 2001 Diabetes patients and healthy controls, Canada, 2009 N = 1734
Mean
= 5.490
SD
= 1.560
Michalos & Zumbo (2003): study CA British Columbia 1999 18+ aged, general public, British Columbia, USA, 1999 N = 440
Mean
= 5.700
Michalos & Zumbo (2001): study CA Prince George 1999 Adults, general public, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1998 N = 743
Mean
= 5.370
Michalos (2005): study CA Prince George 2003 Adults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2003 N = 315
Mean
= 5.800
Michalos et al. (2001): study CA British Columbia 1999 55-95 aged, Northern Interior Health Region, British Columbia, Canada, 1999 N = 875
Mean
= 5.600
Michalos & Zumbo (1999): study CA Prince George 1997 Adult general population, Prince George, Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1997 N = 715
Mean
= 5.600
Michalos (2003): study CA Prince George 2001 Adults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2001 N = 687
Mean
= 5.800
Michalos & Orlando (2006): study CA British Columbia 1998 University students Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1998 - 2005 N = 3407
Mean
= 5.700
SD
= 1.400
Michalos & Orlando (2006a): study CA Prince George 1997 18+ aged, general public, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997-2005 N = 8664
Mean
= 5.650
Michalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005 Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005 N = 656
Mean
= 5.600
Michalos & Kahlke (2010): study CA British Columbia 2005 Adults, British Comumbia, Canada, followed 3 years, 2005-2007 N = 462
Mean
= 5.850
SD
= 1.220