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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-CO-*-mq-*-9-a
Focus:
Mixed: Contentment + Overall (M-CO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfreport on 6 questions

Aa  In most ways my life is close to ideal
Ab The conditions of my life are excellent   
Ac  I am satisfied with my life
Ad  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
Ae  If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing
        Rated
        7 strongly agree
        :
        1 strongly disagree     ( Dieners SWLS)
B: Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
       10  best posible life
       :
       0 worst posible life (Cantril ladder of life)

Computation: (Aa+Ab+Ac+Ad+Ae)5+B)/2

Item Ae does not fit the WDH concept of happiness. Given its minor weight in the whole index this measure is accepted nervertheless