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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on 16 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: Self report on 9 questions. In the past week to which        extend did you feel:
     a  Happy
     b  Joy
     c  Pleased
     d  Enjoyment,/Fun
     e  Cheerful
     f  Sad
    g Worried
    h  Frustrated
    i   Upset

Rated: 7 extremely to 1 not at all

COMPUTATION:
(mean A) + ((mean Ba to Be) - (mean Bf to Bi))/2

Source:
A: Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
B: Diener & Emmons scale of pleasant and unpleasant affect valence

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brown et al. (2009a): study US 2006 Participants in a mindfulness meditation course, USA, 200? N = 69
Mean
= 2.480
SD
= 1.420