Happiness measure, code: O-DT-c-mq-v-5-a


Selfreport on two questions:

A At this present moment, how do you feel about your life as a whole?
1 terrible (very dissatisfied)
2 unhappy (dissatisfied)
3 neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4 pleased (satisfied)
5 delighted (very satisfied)

B Taking all the above into consideration, on an ascending scale from 1-5, how satisfied are you with your life at present?

Question A asked at the beginning of the interview and question B at the end.

Summation: (A+B)/2
  
Classification
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceIbrahim & Chung (2003): study SG 2000
TitleQuality of Life of Residents Living Near Industrial Estates in Singapore.
Public16+ aged, residents of flats, Jurong quarter, Singapore, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes