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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-FH-cw-sq-v-5-b
Focus:
Mixed: Feel Happy (M-FH)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

'How would you rate your overall life-satisfaction and contentment during the past week?'
1  very poor
2  poor
3  fair
4  good
5  very good

Last item (nr 277) in 'Quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) by Jean Endicott. The focus of this questionnaire is on health problems and physical performance.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Dott & Walling (1995): study EC 1990 Psychiatric patients, before and after hospitalization, USA, 199? N = 78
Mean
= 3.320
SD
= 1.160
Gelfin et al. (1998): study IL 1996 Participants in single blind drug experiment. Israel,1995 N = 15
Mean
= 3.800
SD
= 0.400