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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-ACO---mq-v-7-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment + Overall (M-ACO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

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 not reported: 0  to 6

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Yao et al. (2009): study TW 2006 20-69, aged, general public, Taiwan, 2006 N = 1016
Mean
= 1.990
SD
= 1.513
Inoguchi & Fujii (2009a): study JP 2006 20-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2006 N = 1003
Mean
= 3.269
SD
= 1.406
Tambyah et al. (2009): study SG 2006 20+ aged, general public, Singapore, 2006 N = 1038
Mean
= 3.228
SD
= 1.562
Shu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006 20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006 N = 2000
Sing (2009a): study HK 2006 20-69 aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2006 N = 1000
Mean
= 2.010
SD
= 1.532