Happiness measure, code: O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a

Self report on single question:

Taking everything into acount about what has happened in ther last year and what you expect in the near future, how do you feel about your life in general?
7 delighted
6 pleased
5 mostly satisfied
4 equally satisfied as dissatisfied
3 mostly dissatisfied
2 unhappy
1 terrible
- no feelings at all
- never thought about it
Focus, O-DT Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
Used in studies
ReferenceEmmons & McCullough (2003): study US 2003
TitleCounting Blessings versus Burdens: an Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life.
PublicMedical patients in Gratitude exercise, USA 2003.
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceRitter et al. (1999): study US 1998
TitleCurrent Concepts Review: Retirement from Orthopaedic Surgery.
PublicRetired orthopaedic surgeons, United States, 1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes