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


Selfreport on 4 questions:

A For the past five years, how much have you accomplished of what you planned in your life?
1 completely failed
2
3
4
5
6
7 completely accomplished
B How much are you satisfied with your life as a whole these days?
1 completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7 completely satisfied
C How much do you enjoy your life these days?
3 a great deal
2 a fair amount
1 not very much
D How happy have you been for the past five years?
1 completely unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7 completely happy

Summation: % positive answers

Response options A, D and C not reported in full detail
  
Classification
Focus, M-AO Mixed: Affect + Overall
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 0
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceSchulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984
TitleLebensqualität in Österreich. (Quality of Life in Austria).
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceShin (1986): study KR 1980
TitleEducation and the quality of life in Korea and the United States: A cross-cultural perspective.
Public18+ aged, general public, South Korea, 1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceShin (1986): study US 1986
TitleEducation and the quality of life in Korea and the United States: A cross-cultural perspective.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1978
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes