Happiness measure, code: O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b

Selfreport on five questions:

A I am very content with my life
B Nothing is currently lacking in my life
C When I examine my life as a whole, I feel I am not meeting my aspirations*
D I feel dissatisfied because I'm not doing everything that I want to be doing in my life*

1 strongly disagree
7 strongly agree
* reversed keyed item

Name: Contentment with life assesment Scale (CLASS)
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 7
Used in studies
ReferenceHowell et al. (2006): study MY 2003
TitleDoes Wealth Enhance Life Satisfaction for People Who Are Materially Deprived? Exploring the Association among the 'Orang Asli' of Peninsular Malaysia.
PublicHeads of households, Malaysia, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceMichalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005
TitleHealth and Quality of Life of Older People: A Replication after Six Years.
PublicElderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes