Happiness measure, code: M-ACO-u-mq-n-4-a


Selfreport on 6 questions:

A On the whole, life gives me a lot of pleasure
B On the whole, I am very satisfied with my life today
C Things are getting just worse for me as I get older
D All in all, I find a great deal of happiness today
E I have a lot to be sad about
F Nothing ever turn out for me the way I want it

Scoring
4 strongly agree
3
2
1 strongly disagree

Computation: simple addition. Possible range 6-24
  
Classification
Focus, M-ACO Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceLee & Ellithorpe (1982): study US Washington 1975
TitleIntergenerational Exchange and Subjective Well-Being among the Elderly.
Public60+ aged, living near children, USA, Washington State, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLee (1978): study US Washington 1975
TitleMarriage and Morale in Later Life.
Public60+ aged marrieds, Washington State USA, 1975
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes