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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-CO---mq-v-3-a
Focus:
Mixed: Contentment + Overall (M-CO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on 3 questions:

A
How often do you find yourself feeling disappointed about the ways things have turned out for you?
1  often
2  sometimes
3  hardly ever

B
All in all, how much happiness would you say you find in your life today?
1  almost none
2  some
3  a good deal

C
On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your life today?
1  not very satisfied
2  fairly satisfied
3  very satisfied

Summation: A+B+C/3

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Moen et al. (1995): study US 1956 Mothers USA, followed 30 years 1956-1986 N = 313
Miller et al. (1991): study US 1956 White married mothers with children under age 13, USA 1956 N = 356
Mean
= 2.690
SD
= 0.360