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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HP-u-sq-v-3-b
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:

When somebody would say about you, 'this person is very happy', is he right or wrong......?
3   right
2   fifty-fifty
1   wrong
-    difficult to say.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1954 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1954 N = 2173
Mean
= 2.023
SD
= 0.788
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1975 16+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1975 N = 2038
Mean
= 2.200
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1967 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1967 N = 2000
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1975 /2 Employed persons: middle and lower professions, West-Germany, 1975 N = 881
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1960 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1960 N = 1870
Mean
= 2.226
SD
= 0.696
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1966 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1966 N = 2047
Mean
= 2.074
SD
= 0.771
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1974 Adults, general public, West-Germany, 1974 N = 2029
Mean
= 2.226
SD
= 0.641
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /1 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1976 N = 1989
Mean
= 2.154
SD
= 0.678
Noelle-Neumann (1986): study XZ Germany West 1984 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1984 N = 0
Mean
= 2.228
SD
= 0.627
Noll (1993): study XZ Germany West 1985 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1985 N = 0
Mean
= 2.156
SD
= 0.665
Noll (1993): study XZ Germany West 1989 Adults, age range not reported, general public, Germany-West (former), 1989 N = 0
Mean
= 2.198
SD
= 0.650
Noll (1993): study DE West Germany 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public,West-Germany, Germany, 1991 N = 0
Mean
= 2.213
SD
= 0.627
Noll (1993): study DE West Germany 1992 Adults, age range not reported, general public, West-Germany. Germany, 1992 N = 0
Mean
= 2.241
SD
= 0.660
Noll (1993): study DE East Germany 1991 Adults, age range not reported, general public,East-Germany, Germany, 1991 N = 0
Mean
= 1.907
SD
= 0.622
Noll (1993): study DE East Germany 1992 Adults, age range not reported, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1992 N = 0
Mean
= 2.047
SD
= 0.645
Köcher (2009): study DE 1954 18+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1954 N = 1000
Mean
= 1.980
SD
= 0.735