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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-cm-mq-*-0-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Selfreport on 11 questions

A   Selfreport on life satisfaction on five questions
      a  In most ways my life is close to ideal
      b  The conditions of my life are excellent
      c  I am satisfied with my life
      d  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
      e  If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
      Answers rated: 7  strongly agree ...1  strongly disagree
      (Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale, SWLS)

B   Selfreport of mood on 6 questions
      How often, in percent of waking time, did you feel..?
      a  joy
      b  satisfied
      c  happy
      d  frustrated
      e  fainthearted
      f  worried
Positive Affect (a+b+c), Negative Affect (d+e+f)
    

Summation: SWLS + PA -NA. Expressed in z-scores