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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO---mq-v-0-c
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Selfreport on 16 questions

A
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, I would change nothing
Answers rated: 5 strongly agree to 1  strongly disagree

B   During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
Ba  Particularly excited or interested in something?
Bb  So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
Bc  Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
Bd   Very lonely or remote from other people?
Be   Pleased about having accomplished something?
Bf    Bored?
Bg   On top of the world?
Bh   Depressed or very unhappy?
Bi    That things were going your way?
Bj    Upset because someone criticized you?
       
Answer options  yes = 1 no  = 0
Summation: ( A+C+E+G+I) - (B+D+F+H+J)

A = Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
B = Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale ( ABS)