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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HV-g-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Happiness Various items (O-HV)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:
 
 Now I would like to ask you how you feel about life in general. Please look at this card carefully and pick out the answer that comes closest to your own feeling.
 5  I am very happy and hopeful
 4  I am more happy and hopeful than sad and worried
 3  I am neither happy and hopeful, nor sad and worried
 2  I am more sad and worried than happy and hopeful
 1  I have sometimes been hopeless about life, and even thought about committing suicide

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Prime Minister's Office (1985): study US 1977 Twens, United States, 1977 N = 2116
Mean
= 4.120