Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: M-CO-u-mq-v-7-g


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


Self report on 4 questions:

Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate how much each of the following statements applies for you.
A  My life is largely going the way I wanted
B  My living conditions are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
7  applies completely
1  applies not at all

Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4

(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Mean
Standard Deviation
Buncamper (2016): study NL 2015 Transgender women with neo-vagina, followed 1 year post surgery, Netherlands, 2011-15 N =