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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-u-sqr-n-9-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question, repeated (sqr)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfrreport on single question asked twice:

How do you feel about your life as a whole?
1  tremendously unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  tremendoesly happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gilbert & Abdullah (2004): study GB 2001 Holidaymakers and controls, Guildford area, UK N = 604
Mean
= 6.990
SD
= 1.230
Gilbert & Abdullah (2002): study GB 2000 Tourists, UK, 2000 N = 604
Mean
= 6.680
SD
= 1.350