Happiness measure, code: M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-a


Selfreport on 5 questions, repeated every week during 24 weeks:

A. "How do you feel about your life as a whole?"
1 terrible
2
3
4
5
6
7 delighted

B. "Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are........?";
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy

C. To what extent have the five areas of your life been what you wanted it to be? (refers to self, personal life, work life and health)
5 all
4
3
2
1 not at all

D. "How much have you really enjoyed your life as a whole?"
1 not at all,
2
3
4
5 a great deal

E. "How much has your life as a whole made you feel emotionally upset?"
1 not at all
2
3
4
5 a great deal

Summation: A+B+C+D+E
  
Classification
Focus, M-ACO Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 20
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAbbey & Andrews (1985): study US Detroit 1984
TitleModeling the Psychological Determinants of Life-Quality.
PublicTranquilizer users, Detroit, USA, 1984
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes