Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-u-mq-n-11-a


Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. "When you think about your life as a whole how happy would you say you are.....?"
10 happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 unhappy

B. "Taking everything into account, how satisfied are you with
your life.....?"
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 dissatisfied

Summation: average score
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceStrack et al. (1985): study XZ Germany West 1982
TitleHappiness and Reminiscing: The Role of Time Perspective, Affect, and Mode of Thinking.
PublicStudents translater school, West-Germany, 1982
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceStrack et al. (1985): study XZ Germany West 1983
TitleHappiness and Reminiscing: The Role of Time Perspective, Affect, and Mode of Thinking.
PublicUniversity students, West Germany, 1983
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceStrack et al. (1985): study XZ Germany West 1983 /1
TitleHappiness and Reminiscing: The Role of Time Perspective, Affect, and Mode of Thinking.
PublicStudents, West Germany, 1983
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes