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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-ACO-c-mq-*--b
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall (M-ACO)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:

Description

Selfreport on 25 questions:

A:  10 items on current negative affect
      a  nervous
      b  distressed
      c  afraid
      d  jittery
      e  irritable
      f  upset
     g  scared
     h  ashamed
     i.  guilty
     j  hostile

B: 10 items on current positive affect
    k excited
    l  active
    m  determined
    n  inspired
    o  enthusiastic
    p  alert
     q  attentive
     r  proud
     s  strong
     t  interested

Answer options: A and B
    1  strongly disagree
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7 strongly agree
    Name: PANAS version currently - 7 step

C: 5 questions on life-satisfaction:
    a  In most ways my life is close to ideal
    b  The conditions of my life are excellent
    c  I am satisfied with my life
    d  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
    e If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
   
Answers rated:
   5 strongly agree
   4 slightly agree
   3  neither agree nor disagree
   2  slightly disagree
   1  strongly disagree

Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

Computation: standardized B+C-A