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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
faces scale (f)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single  question:

Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole?
7  delighted
6  very satisfying
5  satisfying
4  mixed
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 Forti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977 Catholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981 N = 137
Mean
= 2.100
SD
= 0.500
Baruffol et al. (1995): study BE 1992 Adults, community, Belgium, 1990-1992 N = 184
Suhail & Chaudhry (2004): study PK 2000 16-80 aged, general public, Lahore, Pakistan, 2000 N = 973
Bowling & Farquhar (1993a): study GB London 1989 65-85 aged, East End of London, 1989 N = 691