Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: M-AO-u-mq-v-5-a


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


Self report on 2 questions:

A  "Taking all aspects of yourself and your life into account, which of the following best describes your own feelings of satisfaction with life....?"
5  I am extremely satisfied with my life
4  I am satisfied with my life
3  I am somewhat satisfied with my life
2  I am slightly satisfied with my life
1  I am not at all satisfied with my life

B  "In general terms, about what proportion of the time do you feel satisfied.....?"

5  all of the time
4  most of the time
3  some of the time
2  rarely
1  never

Summation: not reported

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Mean
Standard Deviation
Simmons et al. (1988): study US 1980 Renal patients, 1-year post transplant, USA 1980-84 N =