Happiness measure, code: O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-b


Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7 could not be better
6
5
4
3
2
1 could not be worse

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version).
Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction'
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sqt 1 question, asked twice
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceEvans et al. (2007): study GB 1994
TitleThe Impact of Mental Illness on Quality of Life: A Comparison of Severe Mental Illness, Common Mental Disorder and Healthy Population Samples.
PublicMental patients and controls, followed 2 years, UK 1994-2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes