Happiness measure, code: C-ASG-h-mq-v-5-a


Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. "How important was each of the following goals in life in the plans you made for yourself in early adulthood?"
- occupational success
- family life
- friendships
- richness of cultural life
- total service to society.
1 less important to me than to most people
2
3
4
5 of prime importance to me

B. "How successful have you been in the pursuit of these goals?"
1 little satisfaction in this area
2
3
4
5 had excellent fortune in this respect

Computation: General Satisfaction 5 is the quotient obtained by multiplying the planned goal (early adulthood) by the reported success in attaining that goal, adding the five of these multiplied areas and dividing them by the sum of the planned goals for each of the areas.

Pa.Sa + Pb.Sb + Pc.Sc + Pd.Sd + Pe.Se
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Pa + Pb + Pc + Pd + Pe
Pa = planned goal a (1-5)
Sa = success goal a (1-5)
  
Classification
Focus, C-ASG Contentment: Average Success in Goals
Time frame, h hitherto
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceFeldman (1984): study US California 1921
TitleA Follow-up of Subjects Scoring above 180 I.Q. in Terman's "Genetic Studies of Genius".
PublicGifted children (IQ >140), California, USA, followed 60 years, 1921-1972
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSears & Barbee (1977): study US 1921
TitleCareer and Life Satisfactions among Terman Gifted Women.
PublicGifted women (IQ >135), followed 50 years, California, USA, 1921-72
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes