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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on 14 questions

A   Selfreport on life satisfaction on 5 questions
      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, I would change nothing
      Rated: 7  strongly agree ...1  strongly disagree

B:  How do you feel
     a  happy
     b  joyful
     c ..
     d  ..
     e  ..
     f  upset
     g sad
     h  ...
     i  ….
5 positive, 4 negative items. Only 4 of these reported. Timeframe not reported

Al and B  rated
1 strongly disagree
:
7 strongly agree

Computation (A + B positive)/10 - B negative /4

Source: A: Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), B Emmons (1991) Affect-Adjective Scale