Happiness measure, code: O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a


Selfreport on single question asked twice

'How do you feel about your life as a whole?'
1 terrible
2 very unhappy
3 unhappy
4 mostly dissatisfied
5 mixed feelings
6 mostly satisfied
7 pleased
8 very pleased
9 delighted
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, sqt 1 question, asked twice
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 9
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceHeadey & Krause (1994): study AU 1981
TitleInequalities of Income, Health and Happiness: The Stratification Paradigm and Alternatives.
Public18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed from 1981 to 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978
TitleAustralians' Priorities, Satisfaction and Well-Being.
PublicAdults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, 1978-1981
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey (1981): study AU 1978
TitleThe Quality of Life in Australia.
PublicAdults, general public, Australia, 1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey (1999): study AU AU Victoria 1987
TitleOld Age is not Downhill: The Satisfactions and Well-Being of Older Australians.
Public24-76 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey (1999): study AU AU Victoria 1989 /1
TitleOld Age is not Downhill: The Satisfactions and Well-Being of Older Australians.
Public26-78 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981
TitleTop-down versus Bottom-up Theories of Subjective Well-Being.
Public18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey et al. (1993): study AU AU Victoria 1981
TitleDimensions of Mental Health: Life Satisfaction, Positive Affect, Anxiety and Depression.
Public18-65 aged, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981 to 1987
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1994c): study AU 1981
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
Public16 + aged, general public, Australia, 1981
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes