Happiness measure, code: O-DT-u-sq-v-7-b


Selfreport on single question:

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

The rating scale was presented horizontally and allowed scores
in between (resulting in fact in a 67 point scale)

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (modified version)
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDermer et al. (1979): study US 1978
TitleEvaluative Judgements of Aspects of Life as a Function of Vicarious Exposure to Hedonic Extremes.
PublicFemale students, moderately happy, USA, 1978
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDermer et al. (1979): study US 1978 /2
TitleEvaluative Judgements of Aspects of Life as a Function of Vicarious Exposure to Hedonic Extremes.
PublicFemale students, moderately happy, USA, 1978
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes