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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