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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-ACO-cw-mq-v-3-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall (M-ACO)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on 24 questions

A  Indicate your agreement with the following statements
Aa  In most ways my life is close to ideal
Ab  The conditions of my life are excellent
Ac  I am satisfied with my life
Ad  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
Ae  If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing

B ; Today I felt.
Ba  joyful
Bb  grateful
Bc  amused
Bd  content
Be  proud
Bf  awed
Bg  loving
Bh  hopeful
Bi   interested
Bj  angry
Bk  sad
Bl  afraid
Bm  ashamed
Bn contemptuous
Bo  embarrassed
Bp  guilty
Bq  disgusted

Rating scales not reported

Computation: A and b standardized and summed

A is Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale SWLS
B is Fredrickson's modified Differential Emotions Scale mDES

Rated
1  very slight, or not at all
2  little
3  moderate
4  quite a bit
5  extreme

Computation: (A to I)/9 - (J to Q)/8

Name: Fredrickson et. al (2003) Differential Emotions Scale  (mDES), Today version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Layous et al. (2018): study US 2014 Students participating in happiness training, USA, 2014 N = 139
Mean
= -0.080