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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-BW-c-sq-ol-11-a
Focus:
Contentment: Best-Worst possible life (C-BW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
open line scale (ol)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Please rate your life satisfaction these days, compared to the BEST and the WORST periods in your life that you have just identified
Answers rated on an open line scale:
-5  |  worst period
-4  |
-3  |
-2  |
-1  |
0
+1 |
+2 |
+3 |
+4 |
+5 | best period

Preceded by recall of best and worst periods in life-experience

Name: ACSA (Anamnestic Comparative Self Assessment)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bernheim et al. (2006): study DE 1990 Patients university hospital, Berlin, Germany 1990-2003 N = 2584
Savelieva et al. (2001): study GB 2001 Atrial fibrilation patients and controls,,U.K,2001 N = 154
Mean
= 6.200
SD
= 1.900