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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-*-mq-*-5-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Self report on 13 questions

A  
In general, are you satisfied with your life?
Rated 0 = very low satisfaction to 10 = very high satisfaction

B
Selfreport on 12 questions:
During the past 30 days, how much of the time did you feel
a.  So sad nothing could cheer you up
b.  Nervous
c.  Restless or fidgety
d.  Hopeless
e.  That everything was an effort
f.   Worthless
g. Cheerful
h.  In good spirits
i.    Extremely happy
j.   Calm and peaceful
k.  Satisfied
l.   Full of life

Rated: 1 = never to 5 = all the time/always
Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale
NA = mean of reversed scores a to f
PA = mean of scores g to l

SUBJECTIVE WELLBEING:
Average of total affect score and life satisfaction

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