Happiness measure, code: O-Sum---mq-v-5-b

Self report on four questions:

A I am very satisfied with my life
B These are the best years of my life
C My life could be better than it is now
D The quality of my life is poor

1 disagree strongly
5 agree strongly

Computation: A+B+C+D/4 (C and D reversed)
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceBenyamini et al. (2004): study US 1998
TitleSelf-Rated Oral Health as an Independent Predictor of Self-Rated General Health, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction.
PublicResidents retirement community, USA, 1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes