print

Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-b
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.....?
1  terrible
2  unhappy
3  mostly dissatisfied
4  mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
5  mostly satisfied
6  pleased
7  delighted
-  neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied)
-  I never thought about it
-  does not apply to me



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

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Headey (1985): study AU AU Victoria 1985 18+ aged, general public, Melbourne, Australia, 1985 N = 550
Balatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990 Students, Moscow and Glazov (Ural), Russia, 1990 N = 116
Mean
= 4.150
SD
= 1.500
Diener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1980 College students, 31 nations, 1980's N = 13113