Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-u-mq-*-11-b


Selfreport in 2 questions:

A. "How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?"
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 not at all satisfied

B. "Where would you place your life as a whole?"
Rated on a thermometer scale.
100 perfect, as good as you can imagine it being
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0 terrible, as bad as you can imagine it being

Summation: factor loading
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBeals (1985): study US 1978
TitleGenerational Differences in Well-being for two European Groups.
PublicImmigrants from Europe, USA, 1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLee et al. (1982): study KR 1980
TitlePerceptions of Quality of Life in an Industrializing Country: The Case of the Republic of Korea.
PublicParents with unmarried children at home, South Korea, 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes