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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Below are a number of dimensions on which people can vary. Please rate yourself on each dimension as honestly as you can. Many of the traits depend on the situation of course, but try to rate yourself as you usually are.

Happy-unhappy
7  very happy
6  fairly happy
5  slightly happy
4  neither or both
3  slightly unhappy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy

Item in longer personality inventory
Numbers reversed original presentation (happy 1, unhappy 7)

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
= 6.160