General Life Happiness is a single-item measure of whether a person is happy or unhappy in life in general.
Short Measure Multi-Country
If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole?
A Likert scale ranging from from 1 (completely unhappy) to 7 (completely happy).
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
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