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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO---mq-v-7-b
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on 11 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.
   a  In most ways my life is close to ideal
   b  The conditions of my life are excellent
   c  I am satisfied with my life
   d  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
   e  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  Indicate how often you have felt this way during the past 6 months:
   a  positive
   b  pleasant
   c  good
   d  negative
   e  unpleasant
   f  bad
   Answer options:  
   1  almost never
   2  
   3  
   4  
   5  
   6
   7  almost always
   Affect Balance (ABS): (a+b+c) - (d+e+f) Name: Schimmack Hedonic Balance Scale

Computation: latent variable from A, Babc and B def