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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-*-mq-*-9-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfreport on 13 questions:

A  In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
     10  very high satisfaction
     :
     0  very low satisfaction
B  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
  Computation: (g+h+i+j+k+l) - ( a+b+c+d+e+f)
  Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale

Computation (A+B)/2.