Happiness measure, code: O-HL---mq-v-16-a


Self report on three questions:

A 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
B Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as…?"
1 very unhappy
2 unhappy
3 unhappy
4 mixed
5 happy
6 happy
7 very happy
C Taking all together, how would you say things are these days?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 16
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceLepper (1998): study US California 1993
TitleUse of Other-Reports to Validate Subjective Well-Being Measures.
PublicRetirees, Southern California, USA, followed 9 months199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes