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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Self report on single question:

Taking everything into account about what has happened in ther last year and what you expect in the near future, how do you feel about your life in general?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  equally satisfied as dissatisfied
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible
-   no feelings at all
-   never thought about it

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ritter et al. (1999): study US 1998 Retired orthopaedic surgeons, United States, 1998 N = 1293
Emmons & McCullough (2003): study US 2003 Medical patients in Gratitude exercise, USA 2003. N = 65