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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-TH-cm-sq-th%-10-a
Focus:
Mixed: Time Happy (M-TH)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
time happy percent (th%)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on single question
 
 Think back over what your life has been like during the past ten weeks. It may help to try to remember some of the specific things that happened to you, or which you did during this period. Your answers should add up to ten weeks.
 For what part of that time did you feel about your life as a whole?
 - delighted
 - pleased
 - mostly satisfied
 - mixed
 - about equally satisfied and dissatisfied
 - mostly dissatisfied
 - unhappy
 - terrible
 
 Measure: number of weeks felt unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7 N = 222