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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 25 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 on average?
     a  nervous
     b  distressed
     c  afraid
     d  jittery
     e  irritable
     f  upset
     g  scared
     h  exiled
     i   ashamed
     j   guilty
     k  hostile
     Rated: 1 very slightly or not at all ... 5  extremely

C: How do you feel on average?
    a  active
    b  determined
    c  inspired
   d  enthusiastic
   e  alert
   f  attentive
   g  proud
   h  strong
   i  interested
Rated: 1 very slightly or not at all ...5  extremely

Computation: (A + (mean C- mean B))/2

Source:
A: Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS),range 1-7
B+C: Watson's Positive and Negative affect Schedule (PANAS range -4-+4)

Scae range combined measure: -1.5 to + 5.5

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