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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Is it fun to be alive?
4  I enjoy life so much that it is really fun to be alive
3  There are only a few things that are really disappointing
2  There are many things that are disappointing
1  Sometimes life seems just a series of disappointments

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Tuddenham (1962): study US 1938 Senior high-school pupils, followed into adulthood, USA, 1938-53 N = 92