Happiness Measures


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


Selfreport on 17 questions:

A  Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
   Aa  In most ways my life is close to ideal
   Ab  The conditions of my life are excellent
   Ac  I am satisfied with my life
   Ad  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
   Ae  If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing
   Answers rated:
   7  strongly agree
   6  agree
   5  slightly agree
   4  neither agree nor disagree
   3  slightly disagree
   2  disagree
   1  strongly disagree
   Name: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

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: Common factor A and B