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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-ACO-c-mq-v-4-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall (M-ACO)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 6 questions.

A  On the whole, life gives me a lot of pleasure
B  On the whole, I am very satisfied with my way of life today
C  Things just keep getting worse and worse for me as I get older
D   All in all, I find a great deal of happiness in life today
E   I have a lot to be sad about
F   Nothing ever turns out for me the way I want it to.

Response options;
4   strongly agree
3
2
1   strongly disagree

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Lee & Ihinger-Tallman (1980): study US Washington 1975 60+ aged, Washington State, USA, 1975 N = 870