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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HP-u-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Overall: Happy Person (O-HP)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Do you consider yourself as a happy person......?
4  very happy
3  happy
2  neither happy nor unhappy
1  not too happy
-   don't know

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics CBS (1984b): study NL 1979 Adolescents, The Netherlands, 1979 N = 3113
Tessler & Mechanic (1978): study US Wisconsin 1972 Students, Wisconsin, USA,1972-73 N = 1391