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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-b
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
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.....?
 1  terrible
 2  unhappy
 3  mostly dissatisfied
 4  mixed
 5  mostly satisfied
 6  pleased
 7  delighted
 
 The rating scale was presented horizontally and allowed  scores
 in between (resulting in fact in a 67 point scale)
 
 Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (modified version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Dermer et al. (1979): study US 1978 Female students, moderately happy, USA, 1978 N = 73
Dermer et al. (1979): study US 1978 /2 Female students, moderately happy, USA, 1978 N = 73