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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-ACO---mq-v-4-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall (M-ACO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 3 questions:

A  All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
    5  very happy
    4  pretty happy
    3  neither happy, not unhappy
    2  not too happy
    1  very unhappy

B  How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
    4  often
    3  sometimes
    2  rarely
    1  never

C  How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
    4  a great deal
    3  some
    2  very little
    1  none

Computation: 0 = no positive rating on any of the 3 questions, 3 positive ratings on all of the three

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Shu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006 20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006 N = 2000
Mean
= 1.950
SD
= 1.062
Verme (2009a): study IT 2004 18+ aged, general public, Italy, 2004 N = 750
Mean
= 7.086
SD
= 1.757
Verme (2009a): study IT 2006 18+ aged, general public, Italy, 2006 N = 750
Mean
= 6.936
SD
= 1.778