Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-a


Selfreport on 3 questions:

A When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are....?
5 very happy
4 fairly happy
3 rather happy than unhappy
2 rather unhappy than happy
1 very unhappy
- DK/NA

B When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are.....?
5 very satisfied
4 fairly satisfied
3 rather satisfied than dissatisfied
2 rather dissatisfied than satisfied
1 fairly dissatisfied
- DK/NA

C How do you feel right now? Is your well-being.....?
5 very high
4 high
3 moderate
2 rather low
1 very low
- DK/NA

Summation: The summed scores were divided in three strata: low, medium and high quality of life
  
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 = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceGehmacher (1989): study AT 1989
TitleUngleichheit in Wien. (Inequality in Vienna).
PublicAdults, varying age ranges, general public, Austria, 1989
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGehmacher (1992b): study AT 1989
TitleCoping, Happiness and Ideology. Some Suggestions for the Application of Happiness Research in Politicological Research.
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSchulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984
TitleLebensqualität in Österreich. (Quality of Life in Austria).
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSchulz et al. (1997): study AT 1992
TitleThema Kunst: Zur sozialen und ökonomischen Lage der bildenden Künstler und Künstlerinnen in Österreich. (Socio-Economic Situation of Artists in Austria).
PublicArtists, Austria, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes