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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AC---mq-*-101-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment (M-AC)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
101

Description

Selfreport on 4 questions:

A: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
     10   best possible life
      9   
      8  
      7  
      6  
      5  
      4  
      3  
      2  
      1  
      0    worst possible life
    Name: Cantril (1965) Ladder Scale

B:   Did you experience much yesterday
Ba  Enjoyment
Bb Angry
Bc  Stress
1  yes
0  no

Computation: A+(Ba+Bb+Bc) Bb and Bc reversed. Sum expressed on range 0-100