Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d


Self-report on two questions:

A) Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are:
1: not too happy
2: pretty happy
3: very happy

B) In general, how satisfying do you find the ways you're spending your life these days? Would you call it:
1: not very satisfying
2: pretty satisfying
3: very satisfying

Computation: A+B
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMartin & Lichter (1983): study US Michigan 1973
TitleGeographic Mobility and Satisfaction with Life and Work.
Public16+ aged, employees, Michigan/US, followed 4 years, 1973-1977
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes