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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-c-sq-f-7-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
faces scale (f)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

When you're not only thinking of your job, but of your total present situation (house, prices, health, love, politics, neighbors, etc.), how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? Please mark the appropriate face below.

Rated on pictorial scale, consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very dissatisfied (a) to very satisfied (g) ( Kunin's 'Faces scale') Pictures not reproduced here).
1  unhappy face
.
.
4  neutral face
.
.
7  happy face  

Item in the "Arbeitsbeschreibungsbogen" (job-description questionnaire).

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1970 Employees, industry or service sector, Austria and West germany, ±1970 N = 5592
Mean
= 5.000
SD
= 1.450
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1977 Employees, commercial and textile-manufacturing occupations, West-Germany, 1977 N = 110
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1977 /1 Employees, metal industry, West-Germany, 1977 N = 84
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 Skilled labourers, West-Germany, 1976 N = 55
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 /1 Administrative employees, General Sickfund, West-Germany, 1976 N = 60
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1978 Employees, glass industry, West-Germany, 1976 N = 106
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 /2 Employees, assembly industry, West-Germany, 1976 N = 111
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1975 Employees, synthetic processing industry, West-Germany, 1975 N = 90
Neuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1976 /3 Young female employees, cure-clinic, West Germany, 1976 N = 150