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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-u-mq-*-0-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  "Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are.....?"
1  not too happy
2  pretty happy
3  very happy

B  "How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life.....?"
1  rarely
2  now and than
3  fairly often
4  all the time

Summation: factor score

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Beals (1985): study US 1978 Immigrants from Europe, USA, 1978 N = 844
Gehmacher (1988a): study AT 1985 Adults, followed 6 months, Austria, 198? N = 0