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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO---mq-v-7-c
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 19 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: Please think of what you have been doing and experiencing during the past 4 weeks. Then report how much you experienced the following feelings;
  Ba  proud
  Bb  +
  Bc  +
  Bd  +
  Be  +
  Bf   +
  Bg angry
  Bh  shameful
  Bi    -
  Bj    -
  Bk   -
  Bl    -
  Bm -
  Bn -
  + = positive: item not  reported
  - = negative: item not reported
Rated:
  1  very rarely or never
  2  rarely
  3  sometimes
  4  often
  5  very often or always
  Name: Diener's Scale of Positive and negative Experience SPANE-B

Computation; (Aa+Ab+Ac+Ad+Ae)+(Ba+Bb+Bc+Bd+Be+Bf) -(Bg+Bh+Bi+Bj+Bk+Bl+Bm+Bn)/8

Names subscales:
A: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
B: Diener's Scale of Positive and negative Experience SPANE-B