Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-c-mq-*-0-c


Selfreport on 9 questions:

A. "How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?"
(Answer options not reported)

B. Eight questions about how Ss feel about present life in terms
of :
- interesting ------------------- boring
- enjoyable ------------------- miserable
- worthwhile -------------------- useless
- friendly -------------------------- lonely
- full --------------------------------- empty
- hopeful ------------------------- discouraging
- rewarding ---------------------- disappointing
- brings out the best in me-- does not give me a chance

Response options 1 - 7 numerical scales

Summation: Equal weights for A and B. Precise summation: not reported.
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 0
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMedley (1976): study US 1971
TitleSatisfaction with Life among Persons 65 Years and Older: A Causal Model.
Public65+ aged, USA, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes