Findings on happiness in Bjorner et al. (1998): study DK 1994

Author(s)Bjorner, J.B.; Damsgaard, M.T.; Watt, T.
TitleTests of Data Quality, Scaling Assumptions, and Reliability of the Danish SF-36.
SourceJournal of Clinical Epidemiology, 1998, Vol. 51, 1001 - 1011
Public16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 1994
Collect period2-9
Survey nameIQOLA Project
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =5983
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person? 6 all of the time 5 most of the time 4 a good bit of the time 3 some of the time 2 a little of the time 1 none of the time Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Page in publicationtable 1
DKNA %3.8
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.25

Scores in123456