Happiness measure, code: M-CO---mq-v-3-a

Selfreport on 3 questions:

How often do you find yourself feeling disappointed about the ways things have turned out for you?
1 often
2 sometimes
3 hardly ever

All in all, how much happiness would you say you find in your life today?
1 almost none
2 some
3 a good deal

On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your life today?
1 not very satisfied
2 fairly satisfied
3 very satisfied

Summation: A+B+C/3
Focus, M-CO Mixed: Contentment + Overall
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
Used in studies
ReferenceMiller et al. (1991): study US 1956
TitleMotherhood, Multiple Roles, and Maternal Well-Being: Women of the 1950 s.
PublicWhite married mothers with children under age 13, USA 1956
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceMoen et al. (1995): study US 1956
TitleCaregiving and Women's Well-Being: A Life Course Approach.
PublicMothers USA, followed 30 years 1956-1986
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes