Happiness measure, code: M-AO-c-sq-f-7-a


Selfreport on single question:

When you're not only thinking of your job, but of your total present situation (house, prices, health, love, politics, neighbors, etc.), how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? Please mark the appropriate face below.

Rated on pictorial scale, consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very dissatisfied (a) to very satisfied (g) ( Kunin's 'Faces scale') Pictures not reproduced here).
1 unhappy face
.
.
4 neutral face
.
.
7 happy face

Item in the "Arbeitsbeschreibungsbogen" (job-description questionaire).
  
Classification
Focus, M-AO Mixed: Affect + Overall
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, f faces scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1970
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicEmployees, industry or service sector, Austria and West germany, 1970
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1975
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicEmployees, synthetic processing industry, West-Germany, 1975
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicSkilled labourers, West-Germany, 1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 /1
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicAdministrative employees, General Sickfund, West-Germany, 1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 /2
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicEmployees, assembly industry, West-Germany, 1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 /3
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicYoung female employees, cure-clinic, West Germany, 1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1977
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicEmployees, commercial and textile-manufacturing occupations, West-Germany, 1977
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1977 /1
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicEmployees, metal industry, West-Germany, 1977
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1978
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
PublicEmployees, glass industry, West-Germany, 1976
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes