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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-BW---mq-l-11-a
Focus:
Contentment: Best-Worst possible life (C-BW)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on two questions
1. rating of present life satisfaction
2. rating of expected future life satisfaction

Rating on the Cantril Self-Anchoring scale with anchors 0 = worst possible life and 10 = best possible life

Categorical score:
THRIVING: 7 or higher on present life AND 8 or higher on future life
SUFFERING: 4 or below for BOTH present and future life
STRUGGLING: all other scores

Life-Evaluation Index of the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index