Happiness Measures


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


Self report on 18 questions:

A  During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy  person?
    6  all of the time
    5  most of the time
    4  a good bit of the time
    3  some of the time
    2  a little of the time
    1  none of the time
B  Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as?
    1  very unhappy
    2  unhappy
    3  unhappy
    4  mixed
    5  happy
    6  happy
    7  very happy
C  Taking all together, how would you say things are these days?
     3   very happy
     2   pretty happy
     1   not too happy
D   During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
      a   Particularly excited or interested in something?
      b   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
      c   Proud because someone complimented you on something
     you had done?
      d   Very lonely or remote from other people?
      e   Pleased about having accomplished something?
      f   Bored?
      g   On top of the world?
      h   Depressed or very unhappy?
       i    That things were going your way?
      j    Upset because someone criticized you?
     Affect balance score: (a+c+e+g+i) -(b+d+f+h+j)
E   Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with
     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