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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-ACO-cw-mq-*-20-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall (M-ACO)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
20

Description

Selfreport on 5 questions, repeated every week during 24 weeks:
                                                        
A. "How do you feel about your life as a whole?"
1  terrible
2
3
4  
5  
6
7  delighted

B. "Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days?  Would you say you are........?";
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
       
C. To what extent have the five areas of your  life  been what you wanted it to be? (refers to self, personal life, work life and health)
5   all
4
3
2
1  not at all

D. "How much have you really enjoyed your life as a whole?"
1   not at all,
2
3
4
5   a great deal

E. "How much has your life as a whole made you feel emotionally upset?"
1    not at all
2
3
4
5    a great deal

Summation: A+B+C+D+E

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Abbey et al. (1983): study US Detroit 1984 Tranquilizer users, Detroit, USA, 1984 N = 675