Happiness measure, code: O-Sum---mq-n-11-b


Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
10 extermely happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 extremely unhappy

B. All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays.?
10 extremely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 extermely dissatisfied

Summation: (A+B)/2
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceVanderMeer & Wielers (2013): study ZZ Europe 2004
TitleWhat Makes Workers Happy?
PublicWorking people, 20 European countries, 2004.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVanSantvoort (2009): study ZZ Europe 2005
TitleDisability in Europe: Policy, Social Participation and Subjective Well-being.
Public15+ aged, general public, 9 European countries, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes