Happiness measure, code: M-AO-u-mq-*-0-a


Selfreport on 2 questions:

A "Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are.....?"
1 not too happy
2 pretty happy
3 very happy

B "How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life.....?"
1 rarely
2 now and than
3 fairly often
4 all the time

Summation: factor score
  
Classification
Focus, M-AO Mixed: Affect + Overall
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 0
  
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
  
ReferenceGehmacher (1988a): study AT 1985
TitleWohlbefinden und Lebensqualitšt. (Feeling Well and Quality of Life).
PublicAdults, followed 6 months, Austria, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes