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


Selfreport on 5 questions:

A Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? On the whole would you say you are."
5 very satisfied,
4 satisfied
3 neither, nor, don't know
2 dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied

B Would you tell me which one word in each pair of words best describes the life you are leading now? "
1 miserable
2
3
4
5
6
7 happy


C "Would you tell me which one word in each pair of these words best describes the life you are leading now?"
1 rewarding
2
3
4
5
6
7 frustration

D " Do you often, sometimes, seldom or never feel that life is very good?"
3 often
2 sometimes
1 never

E "Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are."
5 very happy
4 happy
3 neither, nor, don't know
2 unhappy
1 very unhappy

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
  
ReferenceMoller & Schlemmer (1989): study ZA 1983
TitleSouth African Quality of Life: A Research Note.
PublicAdult, general public, urban areas, South Africa, 1983
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes