Happiness measure, code: O-DT-c-sq-v-7-b


Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now.....?
1 terrible
2 unhappy
3 mostly dissatisfied
4 mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
5 mostly satisfied
6 pleased
7 delighted
- neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied)
- I never thought about it
- does not apply to me



Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (modified version by Michalos)
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBalatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Russian Students.
PublicStudents, Moscow and Glazov (Ural), Russia, 1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1980
TitleLooking Up and Looking Down: Weighting Good and Bad Information in Life Satisfaction Judgments.
PublicCollege students, 31 nations, 1980's
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey (1985): study AU AU Victoria 1985
TitleVictorian Panel Data, 1985
Public18+ aged, general public, Melbourne, Australia, 1985
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes