Happiness measure, code: M-TH-cm-sq-th%-10-a

Selfreport on single question

Think back over what your life has been like during the past ten weeks. It may help to try to remember some of the specific things that happened to you, or which you did during this period. Your answers should add up to ten weeks. For what part of that time did you feel delighted about your life as a whole?...pleased...most-
ly satisfied...mixed - about equally satisfied and disatisfied...mostly

Measure: number of weeks felt unhappy
Focus, M-TH Mixed: Time Happy
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, th% time happy percent Range = 10
Used in studies
ReferenceAndrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no