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General Life Happiness

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

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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

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).

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original 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

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