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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-c-mq-v-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on two questions:

A  At this present moment, how do you feel about your life as a whole?
    1  terrible (very dissatisfied)
    2  unhappy (dissatisfied)
    3  neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4  pleased (satisfied)
    5  delighted (very satisfied)

B  Taking all the above into consideration, on an ascending scale from 1-5, how satisfied are you with your life at present?

Question A asked at the beginning of the interview and question B at the end.

Summation: (A+B)/2

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ibrahim & Chung (2003): study SG 2000 16+ aged, residents of flats, Jurong quarter, Singapore, 2000 N = 300
Mean
= 3.690
SD
= 0.600