Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-bb


Selfreport on four questions:

To what extent are you in agreement / dis agreement with the following statements about the way in which you think about yourself and your life?
A In most areas my life is almost ideal
B The conditions of my life are excellent
C I am contented with my life
D So far, I have always achieved the most important things I want in life

Answers rated:
5 totallyly agree
4 slightly agree
3 don't know
2 slightly disagree
1 totally disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
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