Happiness measure, code: M-CO---mq-*-0-a


Selfreport on three measures:

A 5 item Satisfaction With Life Scale (Diener)
Aa In most ways my life is close to ideal
Ab The conditions of my life are excellent
Ac I am satisfied with my life
Ad So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
Ae If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
Answers rated: 7 strongly agree to 1 strongly disagree

B 4-item Subjective happiness scale (Lyubomirsky & Lepper)
Ba Compared to most of my peers I consider myself a happy person
Bb Some people are generally not very happy; although they
are not depressed, they never seem as happy as they might be.
How does that characterization describe you?
Bc In general I consider myself a happy person
Bd Some people are generally very happy. They enjoy life
regardless of what is going on, getting most out of everything.
How does that characterization describe you?
Rated: 1 a great deal to 7 not at all

C Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of
the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the
bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible life
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

Computation: Factor score

Remark: Items Ae and Ba do not quite fit the concept of happiness but are still acepted in this wider context
  
Classification
Focus, M-CO Mixed: Contentment + Overall
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 0
  
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