- Contentment: Getting things Wanted (C-W)
- Time frame:
- hitherto (h)
- 1 question (sq)
- Scale Type:
- numeric scale (n)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionSelf report on single question:
How contented have you been on your life? Do you feel that everything is as it should be and there is no need for change? Or do you feel dissatisfied and discontented?
100 EXTREMELY CONTENTED:
I am very contented with my life as a whole. My life could not be any better. I have everything I need and could hope for.
90 VERY CONTENTED:
I am very contented with my life. It is very difficult to imagine what more I could hope for. Life is very satisfying.
I am contented with my life. There are only few things in my life that I am not satisfied with. These things are not very significant for me when life is considered as a whole.
70 RATHER CONTENTED
I am rather contented with my life even if there are some negative aspects to my life. There is so much more positive things in my life than negative that I feel rather satisfied.
There are both positive and negative things in my life at the same time. When I consider life as a whole the positive and satisfying things seem to outweigh the negative things and I tend to feel contented.
50 BOTH CONTENTED AND DISCONTENTED:
Both contentment and discontentment are present and in a way balanced in my life. There are some things that I am satisfied with and some things that are a source of constant discontentment.
I am prone to be in discontented with my life as a whole. There is more dissatisfying things in my life than satisfying.
RATHER DISCONTENTED: I am rather discontented with my life even if there are some things in my life that are satisfying. There is clearly more things that are constantly dissatisfying.
I am clearly discontented with my life. There is only a few things in my life that I am contented with. The satisfying things in my life do not affect much how I feel.
10 VERY DISCONTENTED:
I am very discontented with my life. It is difficult to even find things that I would be satisfied of in my life. If I think of something that brings a sense of contentment it is easily replaced by many negative things.
0 EXTREMELY DISCONTENTED:
I am extremely discontented with my life. My life is dissatisfying and almost nothing in my life is as it should right now.
Item in Ojanen's Descriptive Visual Analogue Scale DVAS