Happiness measure, code: M-ACO---mq-*-22-b


Selfreport on 9 questions:

A: Taking everything into acount about what has happened in ther last year and what you expect in the near future, how do you feel about your life in general?
7 delighted
6 pleased
5 mostly satisfied
4 equally satisfied as dissatisfied
3 mostly dissatisfied
2 unhappy
1 terrible
Name: Delighted-Terrible Scale (Andrwes & Withey 1978)

B: 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
Name: Cantril (1965) Ladder Scale

C: present life rated on scale 1-7
Ca .Enjoyable vs miserable
Cb Full vs empty
Cc .Rewarding vs disappointing
Cd Brings out the best of me vs does not give me much change
Ce Interesting vs boring
Cf Hopeful vs discouraging
Cg Friendly vs lonely
Ch Worthwhile vs useless
Name: Index of General Affect (Campbell et al 1976)

Computation: A+B+C
  
Classification
Focus, M-ACO Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 22
  
Used in studies