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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a
Focus:
Mixed: Contentment + Overall (M-CO)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on 3 questions

A: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you overall with your life as  a whole these days?
   1   dissatisfied
   .
   .
   10 satisfied

B: Here is a picture of a ladder. The '10' at the top of the ladder means the best possible   life you can imagine. The '0' at the bottom of the ladder means the worst possible life you    can imagine. On which place of the ladder is your life as a whole?  Please mark the number that best corresponds with how you feel about your life now.
   10 best possible
   .
   .
   0  the worst life I can imagine

C: Taking all together, how happy would you say you are:
   4  very happy
   3  quite happy
   2  not very happy
   1  not at all happy

Computation: transformed to z-scores and added up

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Delhey & Kroll (2012): study ZZ OECD member states 2008 18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 2008 N = 340000