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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-*-mq-nvt-24-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric + verbal scales transformed to same range (nvt)
Scale Range:
24

Description

Self report on 4 questions, full texts not reported

A: Which (of the faces) best described how you feel at the
    present moment?
     7  completely happy
     6
     5
    4  neither happy nor unhappy
    3
    2
    1  completely unhappy
B: Which (of the faces) best described how you feel in
     general?
     7  completely happy
     6
     5
    4  neither happy nor unhappy
    3
    2
    1  completely unhappy
C: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
     4  very happy
     3  quite happy
     2  not very happy
     1  not at all happy.
D  All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
    1   dissatisfied
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10  satisfied

Computation: A+B+C+D

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Choi (2011): study NL 2009 Participants in a 9 day meditation retreat and controls, Netherlands, 2009 N = 26
Mean
= 21.350
Choi (2011): study NL 2009 /1 Long-term meditators and controls, Netherlands 2009 N = 20
Mean
= 21.650