General Life Happiness

General Life Happiness is a single-item measure of whether a person is happy or unhappy in life in general.


Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?

Response Options:
A Likert scale ranging from from 1 (completely unhappy) to 7 (completely happy).

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Latvia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Lee, K. S., & Ono, H. (2012). Marriage, Cohabitation, and Happiness: A Cross-National Analysis of 27 Countries. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74(5), 953-972. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.01001.x

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

LOW
Total Score: 1.00/7 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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