print

Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AC---mq-*-111-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment (M-AC)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
111

Description

Selfreport on 6 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  Smiling
Bc  Angry
Bd  Worry
Be  Sad
       1  yes
       0  no
       Gallup Yesterday's affect

Computation: A+((Ba+Bb)/2 - (Bc+ Be +Bd)/3 - 2 x 100)