Happiness measure, code: O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a


Selfreport on single question:

"Here are some circles that we can imagine represent the lives of different people. Circle eight has all pluses in it, to represent a person who has all the good things in his life. Circle zero has all minuses in it, to represent a person who has all the bad things in his life. Other circles are in between. Which circle do you think comes closest to matching your life?"
(circles not reproduced here )
8 + + + + + + + +
7 + + + + + + + -
6 + + + + + + - -
5 + + + + + - - -
4 + + + + - - - -
3 + + + - - - - -
2 + + - - - - - -
2 + - - - - - - -
0 - - - - - - - -

Name: Andrews & Withey's 'Circles Scale'
  
Classification
Focus, O-GBB Overall: Good-Bad Balance
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, c circles scale Range = 9
  
Used in studies
  
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: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Public18 + aged, general public, New Zealand, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceKammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /3
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Public18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes