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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-u-mq-v-7-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on seven 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
F   It is typical for me to experience positive emotions often
G  it is typical for me to experience negative emotions often

Answers rated:
7  strongly agree
6  agree
5  slightly agree
4  neither agree nor disagree
3  slightly disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D+ E+F+G divided by 7

Items A--E from Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)