Happiness measure, code: O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a


Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7 delighted
6 pleased
5 mostly satisfied
4 mixed
3 mostly dissatisfied
2 unhappy
1 terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction'
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sqt 1 question, asked twice
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, May 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /2
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1973
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceAndrews (1991): study US 1980
TitleStability and Change in Levels and Structure of Subjective Well-Being: USA 1972 and 1988.
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1972-1988
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceBlock & Zautra (1981): study US Arizona 1979
TitleSatisfaction and Distress in a Community: A Test of the Effects of Life Events.
PublicGeneral public, 3 cities, Arizona, USA, 1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCampbell (1976): study US 1971
TitleSubjective Measures of Well-Being.
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1971
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceCrandall & Kytonen (1980): study US 1975
TitleSex, Age, and Stress as Moderators for the Relation between Social Interest and Well-Being.
PublicStudents, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCrandall & Putman (1980): study US Idaho 1975
TitleRelations between Measures of Social Interest and Psychological Well-Being.
PublicNon-teaching employees, university, Idaho, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCrandall & Putman (1980): study US Idaho 1975 /1
TitleRelations between Measures of Social Interest and Psychological Well-Being.
PublicUndergraduate students, university, Idaho, USA,197?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCrandall (1976): study US Ohio 1973
TitleValidation of Self-Report Measures Using Ratings by Others.
PublicAdults, Toledo, USA, 1973
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceEvans & Huxley (2005): study GB 1999
TitleAdaptation, Response-shift and Quality of Life Ratings in Mentally Well and Unwell Groups.
Public18-65 aged, differing in mental health, followed 2 years, UK, 1999-2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey & Wearing (1981): study AU 1978
TitleAustralians' Priorities, Satisfaction and Well-Being.
Public16+ aged, general public, Australia, 1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceHeadey & Wearing (1986): study AU AU Victoria 1981
TitleChains of Well-Being, Chains of Ill-Being. An Australian Panel Study, 1981-1985.
Public18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-985
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHolloway & Carson (1998): study GB 1997
TitleIntensive Case Management for the Severely Mentally Ill. Controlled Trial.
PublicSevere mental patients, London UK, followed 18 month, 1997-98
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHolloway & Carson (1999): study GB 1990
TitleSubjective Quality of Life, Psychopathology, Satisfacton with Care and Insight: An Exploratory Study.
PublicMental patients, UK, followed 3 years,1990-1993
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKinney & Coyle (1992): study US 1992
TitlePredicting Life Satisfaction Among Adults With Physical Disabilities.
Public18-55 aged, physically disabled, USA,1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLehman (1988): study US 1981
TitleA Quality of Life Interview for the Chronically Mentally Ill.
PublicChronic mental patients, USA,1981
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLehman et al. (1992): study US 1983
TitleQuality of Life Experiences of the Chronically Mentally Ill.
PublicMental Patients, United States, 1986
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLondon et al. (1977): study US 1972
TitleThe Contribution of Job and Leisure Satisfaction to Quality of Life.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMeredith (1984): study US 1982
TitleLevel and Correlates of Perceived Quality of Life for Lao Hmong Refugees in Nebraska.
Public16+ aged, recent refugees from Laos, USA, 1982
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePacker et al. (1997): study CA 1992
TitlePsychopathology and Quality of Life in Schizophrenia.
Public18-40 aged, schizophrenics, Canada,199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRahtz et al. (1988): study US 1983
TitleElderly Life Satisfaction and Telvision Viewership: Replication and Extension.
Public60+ aged, mid-Atlantic region, USA, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRosenfield (1992): study US 1988
TitleFactors Contributing to the Subjective Quality of Life of the Chronic Mentally Ill.
Public20-70 aged, chronic mental patients, USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRosenfield (1997): study US 1988
TitleLabelling Mental Illness: The Effects of Received Services and Percieved Stigma on Life Satisfaction.
Public20-70 Chronic mental patients, USA, 1989,
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceZautra (1975): study US Utah 1970
TitleQuality of Life: The Communication of Satisfaction.
Public18+ aged, men and women, Salt Lake County, USA, 1973-1974
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes