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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-fi-v-9-a
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
focussed interview (fi)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
9

Description

In-depths interview by a qualified psychologist involving open questions and probes about various topics, such as activities, friendships, sources of self-self fulfilment and life-satisfaction. Transcripts of the interviews were then scored by two coders, who were unaware of the surveys results. The coders scored life-satisfaction using the following scale.

'How does the respondent feel about his/her life as a whole'?
1  terrible
2  very unhappy
3  unhappy
4  mostly dissatisfied
5  mixed feelings
6  mostly satisfied
7  pleased
8  very pleased
9  delighted

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Headey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978 Adults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, 1978-1981 N = 31