Happiness measure, code: O-DT-u-sqt-v-10-a


Selfreport on single question asked twice in interview,

"How do you feel about your life as a whole......?"
10 delightful
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 terrible

Summation: mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delightful-Terrible Scale' (modified version)
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sqt 1 question, asked twice
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceHeadey & Veenhoven (1989): study AU AU Victoria 1981
TitleDoes Happiness Induce a Rosy Outlook?
Public18-65 aged, general public, followed 6 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1981-87
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes