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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-c
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?
7  delighted
6  very pleased
5  pleased
4  mixed feelings
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rudolf & Priebe (1999): study DE 1994 Female mental patients, Berlin, followed 6 month,199? N = 185
Mean
= 2.800
SD
= 1.500
Oliver et al. (1996): study ZZ Western nations 1993 Chronic mental patients, UK, USA, 1993-1994 N = 1430
Mean
= 4.250
SD
= 1.350