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


Selfreport on 3 questions:

A. " Dissatisfied" and "Unhappy" responses on the Block (1961) Adjective Rating List.

B. Overall happiness. Single direct question: "Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .......?"
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy

C. Present-year score on Life-Evaluation Chart, ranging from:
1 low
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 high
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 0
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceChiriboga (1975): study US 1969
TitlePerceptions of Well-Being.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceChiriboga (1977): study US 1974
TitleLife Event Weighting Systems: A Comparative Analysis.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLowenthal et al. (1975): study US 1969
TitleFour Stages of Life. A Comparative Study of Women and Men Facing Transition.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis,USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceThurnher (1983): study US 1969
TitleTurning Points and Developmental Change: Subjective and 'Objective' Assessments.
PublicPeople in transition, followed 8 years, Metropolis USA, 1969-77
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes