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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on 10 questions:

A  8 questions about current mood
     extent to which moods were experienced during the past few days (full text not reported}
     a happy
     b  joyful
    c  pleased
    d  confident
    e  sad
    f  depressed
   g  frustrated
   h  anxious
   Rated: 1  not at all   to  7  very frequently

B  2 questions on life satisfaction
     a  At present I am completely satisfied with my life
     b  In the near future a lot of things will have to change before I feel satisfied with my life
      Rated: 1  completely disagree  .. 7  completely agree

Computation: (A+B)/2

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brunstein (1993): study DE 1988 Students, Germany, 1988, followed 14 weeks N = 97
Mean
= 5.960
SD
= 0.800