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


Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. "How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?"
7 completely satisfied
6
5
4 neutral
3
2
1 completely dissatisfied

B. "Where would you place your life a whole?" Rated on a `thermometer scale' in grades.
[ 0 terrible, as bad as you can imagine it being
[10
[20
[30
[40
[50
[60
[70
[80
[90
[100 perfect, as good as you can imagine it being

Weights of both items were determined by loadings in factor analysis
  
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
  
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