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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-ab
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

Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now.....?
7  delightful
6  very satisfying
5  satisfying
4  neutral
3  dissatisfying
2  very dissatisfying
1  terrible
No opinion

Name: Andrews & Withey's  `Delighted-Terrible Scale' ( modified version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Diener (2001a): study EG 1995 Students, Egypt, 1995 N = 120
Mean
= 4.470
SD
= 1.370
Diener (2001a): study GH 1995 Students, Ghana, 1995 N = 118
Mean
= 4.570
SD
= 1.400
Diener (2001a): study NG 1995 Students, Nigeria, 1995 N = 243
Mean
= 4.810
SD
= 1.320
Diener (2001a): study ZA 1995 Students, South Africa, 1995 N = 370
Mean
= 4.480
SD
= 1.290
Diener (2001a): study TZ 1995 Students, Tanzania, 1995 N = 134
Mean
= 4.760
SD
= 1.340
Diener (2001a): study ZW 1995 Students, Zimbabwe, 1995 N = 109
Mean
= 4.140
SD
= 1.220
Diener (2001a): study US 1995 Students, United States, 1995 N = 442
Mean
= 5.020
SD
= 1.220
Diener (2001a): study BH 1995 Students, Bahrein, 1995 N = 125
Mean
= 4.570
SD
= 1.120
Diener (2001a): study CN 1995 Students, China, 1995 N = 549
Mean
= 4.080
SD
= 1.270
Diener (2001a): study HK 1995 Students, Hong Kong, 1995 N = 141
Mean
= 4.440
SD
= 1.080
Diener (2001a): study IN 1995 Students, India, 1995 N = 93
Mean
= 4.510
SD
= 1.000
Diener (2001a): study ID 1995 Students, Indonesia, 1995 N = 90
Mean
= 4.310
SD
= 1.020
Diener (2001a): study JP 1995 Students, Japan, 1995 N = 200
Mean
= 4.500
SD
= 1.020
Diener (2001a): study KR 1995 Students, Korea,(South), 1995 N = 277
Mean
= 4.090
SD
= 0.860
Diener (2001a): study NP 1995 Students, Nepal, 1995 N = 98
Mean
= 4.310
SD
= 1.370
Diener (2001a): study PK 1995 Students, Pakistan, 1995 N = 153
Mean
= 4.570
SD
= 1.150
Diener (2001a): study SG 1995 Students, Singapore, 1995 N = 131
Mean
= 4.730
SD
= 0.950
Diener (2001a): study TW 1995 Students, Taiwan, 1995 N = 532
Mean
= 4.760
SD
= 1.110
Diener (2001a): study TH 1995 Students, Thailand, 1995 N = 91
Mean
= 4.860
SD
= 1.160
Diener (2001a): study TR 1995 Students, Turkey, 1995 N = 100
Mean
= 4.370
SD
= 0.870
Diener (2001a): study AU 1995 Students, Australia, 1995 N = 289
Mean
= 4.840
SD
= 1.130
Diener (2001a): study AT 1995 Students, Austria, 1995 N = 163
Mean
= 4.890
SD
= 1.180
Diener (2001a): study DK 1995 Students, Denmark, 1995 N = 91
Mean
= 5.220
SD
= 1.020
Diener (2001a): study EE 1995 Students, Estonia, 1995 N = 117
Mean
= 4.580
SD
= 0.880
Diener (2001a): study FI 1995 Students, Finland, 1995 N = 91
Mean
= 4.880
SD
= 1.160
Diener (2001a): study DE West Germany 1995 Students, Germany, 1995 N = 103
Mean
= 4.720
SD
= 1.000
Diener (2001a): study GR 1995 Students, Greece, 1995 N = 129
Mean
= 4.710
SD
= 1.210
Diener (2001a): study HU 1995 Students, Hungary, 1995 N = 74
Mean
= 4.520
SD
= 0.870
Diener (2001a): study IT 1995 Students, Italy, 1995 N = 289
Mean
= 4.360
SD
= 1.060
Diener (2001a): study LT 1995 Students, Lithuania, 1995 N = 101
Mean
= 4.190
SD
= 1.050
Diener (2001a): study NL 1995 Students, Netherlands, 1995 N = 37
Mean
= 5.600
SD
= 1.040
Diener (2001a): study NO 1995 Students, Norway, 1995 N = 99
Mean
= 5.290
SD
= 1.040
Diener (2001a): study PT 1995 Students, Portugal, 1995 N = 136
Mean
= 4.620
SD
= 1.060
Diener (2001a): study SI 1995 Students, Slovenia, 1995 N = 50
Mean
= 5.310
SD
= 1.100
Diener (2001a): study ES 1995 Students, Spain, 1995 N = 326
Mean
= 5.040
SD
= 1.160
Diener (2001a): study AR 1995 Students, Argentina, 1995 N = 90
Mean
= 5.300
SD
= 1.210
Diener (2001a): study BR 1995 Students, Brazil, 1995 N = 111
Mean
= 4.790
SD
= 1.260
Diener (2001a): study CO 1995 Students, Colombia, 1995 N = 100
Mean
= 5.190
SD
= 1.070
Diener (2001a): study GT 1995 Students, Guatemala, 1995 N = 186
Mean
= 4.070
SD
= 1.300
Diener (2001a): study PE 1995 Students, Peru, 1995 N = 127
Mean
= 4.970
SD
= 1.160
Diener (2001a): study PR 1995 Students, Puerto Rico, 1995 N = 306
Mean
= 5.010
SD
= 1.210