Happiness measure, code: O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a


Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7 delighted
6 pleased
5 mostly satisfied
4 mixed
3 mostly dissatisfied
2 unhappy
1 terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAckerman & Paolucci (1983): study US 1974
TitleObjective and Subjective Income Adequacy: Their Relationship to Perceived Life Quality Measures.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAckerman et al. (1989): study US 1986
TitleFarm Work and Family: Major Sources of Satisfaction for Farm Families.
PublicDairy farm couples, Utah, USA,1986
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAhuvia & Wong (1995): study US 1994
TitleMaterialism: Origins and Implications for Personal Well-Being.
PublicUniversity students, Michigan, USA, 1994
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /3
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /4
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBalatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Russian Students.
PublicStudents, Moscow and Glazov (Ural), Russia, 1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCummins (2007): study PL 1995
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index Survey 17 Part A; The Report. The Wellebing of Australians: Work, Wealth and Happiness
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 1991
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 1992
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 1993
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1993
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 1994
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1994
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 1996
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 1997
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 2005
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski & Panek (2007): study PL 2007
TitleSocial Diagnosis 2007. Objective and Subjective Quality of Life in Poland.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 2007
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 1991
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1991
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 1992
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 1993
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1993
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 1994
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1994
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 1995
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 1996
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 1997
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 2000
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCzapinski (2003): study PL 2003
TitleIndividual Quality of Life.
Public16+ aged, general public, Poland, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents , USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989 /1
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents, USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989 /2
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents, USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceForrester (1980): study US San Diego County, California 1980
TitleFactors Contributing to Life Satisfaction of Divorced Women.
Public21-71 aged divorced women, San Diego, California, USA, 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGoodhart (1985): study US 1983
TitleSome Psychological Effects Associated with Positive and Negative Thinking about Stressful Event Outcomes: Was Pollyanna Right?
PublicStudents in stress, followed 8 weeks, Illinois, USA, 1983
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHerzog et al. (1982): study US 1971
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Different Age Groups.
Public25-97 aged, general public, USA, 1971-1978
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHerzog et al. (1982): study US 1975
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Different Age Groups.
Public50+ aged, general public, USA, 1975
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHoopes & Lounsbury (1989): study US 1985
TitleAn Investigation of Life Satisfaction Following a Vacation: A Domain Specific Approach.
PublicWorking adults, USA, before and after vacation, 198?,
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHunter et al. (2008): study ZZ 2003
TitleCulture, Country of Residence and Subjective Well-Being: A Comparison of South Asian Mid-Aged Women Living in the UK, UK Caucasian Women and Women living in Delhi, India.
Public45-55 aged Indian women in menopause, Delhi, India and Birmigham, UK. 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Public18 + aged, general public, New Zealand, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /3
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Public18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLee et al. (2002): study US 1997
TitleDeveloping a Subjective Measure of Consumers Well-Being.
Public18+ aged, students, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLinn & McGranahan (1980): study US 1984
TitlePersonal Disruptions, Social Integration, Subjective Well-Being and Predisposition towards the Use of Counseling Services.
PublicPhysicians, California, USA, 1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMcCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979
TitleAdding 'Liebe und Arbeit': The Full Five Factor Model and Well-Being.
PublicSingle males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMcCrae (1986): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1981
TitleWell-Being Scales do not Measure Social Desirability.
PublicAdults, general public, Baltimore, USA, 1981
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRoberts et al. (1983): study US 1983
TitleRelationship of Service Satisfaction to Life Satisfaction and Percieved Wellbeing.
PublicPatients health centers, United States, 1983
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSimpson et al. (1989): study GB 1987
TitleThe chronically mentally ill in community facilities. A study of quality of life.
PublicChronic mental patients, Manchester, Great Britain, 1987
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSullivan et al. (1991): study US 1988
TitleQuality of Life of Seriously Mentally Ill Persons in Mississippi.
PublicFormer inpatients of mental hospital, Mississipi, 1988
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTiedje et al. (1990): study US 1985
TitleWomen with Multiple Roles: Role-Compatibility Perceptions, Satisfaction, and Mental Health.
PublicMarried women with a preschool child, USA, 1985
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
Reference~Australian Values Study (1984): study AU 1983
TitleAustralia and the Rest of the World: A Comparison.
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1983
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no