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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-a
Focus:
Overall: Happy Person (O-HP)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Do you think of yourself as.......?
3   happy
2   fairly happy
1   unhappy?

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics NIPO (1949): study NL 1948 Adults, general public, The Netherlands, 1948 N = 500
Mean
= 2.398
SD
= 0.607
Kullberg (2007): study NL 1975 Adults, general public, The Netherlands, 1975-2005 N = 2229
Stapel (1970): study NL 1969 21+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1969 N = 1003
Mean
= 2.773
SD
= 0.443
Binswanger et al. (2010): study XZ Germany West 1965 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1965 N = 0
Mean
= 2.200
SD
= 0.648
Binswanger et al. (2010): study XZ Germany West 1973 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1973 N = 0
Mean
= 2.150
SD
= 0.638
Binswanger et al. (2010): study XZ Germany West 1985 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1985 N = 0
Mean
= 2.100
SD
= 0.608
Binswanger et al. (2010): study DE 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany, 1991 N = 0
Mean
= 2.144
SD
= 0.569
Binswanger et al. (2010): study DE 1994 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany, 1994 N = 0
Mean
= 2.110
SD
= 0.615
Binswanger et al. (2010): study DE 2000 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany, 2000 N = 0
Mean
= 2.159
SD
= 0.611
Allensbacher Institut fur Demoscopie (2010): study DE 2009 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany, 2009 N = 0
Mean
= 2.214
SD
= 0.573
Stapel (1950): study NL 1948 Working people, The Netherlands, 1948 N = 500
Mean
= 1.602
SD
= 0.607