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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-10-a
Focus:
Overall: Delighted vs Terrible life (O-DT)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question, asked twice (sqt)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
10

Description

Selfreport on single question asked twice in interview,

"How do you feel about your life as a whole......?"
10   delightful
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1   terrible

Summation: mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delightful-Terrible Scale' (modified version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Headey & Veenhoven (1989): study AU AU Victoria 1981 18-65 aged, general public, followed 6 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1981-87 N = 649