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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b
Focus:
Overall: Happiness Various items (O-HV)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel how happy you are.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
3  mostly
2  unhappy
1  terrible

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7 N = 222
Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2 18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972 N = 1072
Mean
= 5.440
SD
= 1.089
Diener et al. (1985): study US 1984 Adult, wealthy and controls (general population), USA, 1984 N = 111