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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HP-g-sq-ol-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Happy Person (O-HP)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
open line scale (ol)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Generally speaking are you a happy person.......?"

Responses were made on an open line scale, and were later coded in 7 categories:
1  very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7  very happy.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Veenhoven (1974): study NL 1968 25 - 65 aged marrieds, The Netherlands, 1968 N = 1376
Veenhoven & Bakker (1975): study NL 1968 20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968 N = 1534
Mean
= 1.720
SD
= 2.270
Bakker & VandeBerg (1974): study NL 1968 20-65 aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1968 N = 1552
Mean
= 1.720
SD
= 2.270
Veenhoven (2000b): study NL 1965 25-65 aged, married peole, Tthe Netherlands, 1965 N = 1376