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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-g
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:

Taking everything in your life into consideration, how happy are you?
7  extremely happy
6  very happy
5  happy
4  some how happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kleban & Turner-Massey (1978): study US 1975 62+ aged applicants for community housing, followed 6 months, Philadelphia, USA, 1975. N = 87