Happiness measure, code: O-Sum---mq-v-4-a


Selfreport on 2 questions:

A To what extend do you regard yourself as a happy person?
1 not happy
2 doubtful
3 happy
4 very happy
B How satisfied are you with your present life?
1 not satisfied
2 doubful
3 satisfied
4 very satisfied

Summation: A+B.
Name: Happiness Index
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDebats et al. (1993): study NL 1990
TitleOn the Psychometric Properties of the Life Regard Index (LRI): A measure of Meaningful Life.
Publicgeneral public, Netherlands, 1990
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes