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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-cq-mq-n-9-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
last quarter (cq)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Self report on 26 questions

A   Selfreport on life satisfaction on 5 questions.
      During the last semester
      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

B:  How do you feel during the last semester?
     a  nervous
     b  distressed
     c  afraid
     d  jittery
     e  irritable
     f  upset
     g  scared
     h  exiled
     i   ashamed
     j   guilty
     k  hostile
    l  active
    m  determined
    n  inspired
    o  enthusiastic
   p  alert
   q  attentive
   r  proud
   s  strong
   t  interested

All questions rated: 1 not at all to 9 very much

Computation: ((Aa-e)/5 + (Ba-k)/10 -(Bl-t)10)/2

Source: A: Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), B: Watson's Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Sagie (2015): study IL 2009 56-80 aged gays and lesbians, Israel, 2009 N = 209
Mean
= 3.870
SD
= 0.480