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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HP-g-sq-v-2-c
Focus:
Overall: Happy Person (O-HP)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
2

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Which of the following adjectives do you consider to be descriptive of yourself? Circle the number besides any adjective that you might use in describing yourself to someone else. Your behavior will vary with situation of course, so circle the numbers besides adjectives that apply to you frequently, even though they may not apply all the time. Work rapidly putting down your first thoughts.

Satisfied
1  no  (not circled)
2  yes (circled)

Item in longer personality inventory

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Loehlin & Nichols (1976): study US 1963 Adolescent same-sex twins, USA, 1963 N = 850
Mean
= 79.000