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


In-depths interview by a qualified psychologist involving open questions and probes about various topics, such as activities, friendships, sources of self-self fulfilment and life-satisfaction. Transcripts of the interviews were then scored by two coders, who were unaware of the surveys results. The coders scored life-satisfaction using the following scale.

'How does the respondent feel about his/her 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, fi focussed interview
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 9
  
Used in studies
  
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