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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-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:
9

Description

Selfreport on single question asked twice

'How do you feel about your life as a whole?'
1  terrible
2  very unhappy
3  unhappy
4  mostly dissatisfied
5  mixed feelings
6  mostly satisfied
7  pleased
8  very pleased
9  delighted

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Headey (1999): study AU AU Victoria 1987 24-76 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1987 N = 649
Headey (1999): study AU AU Victoria 1989 /1 26-78 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1989 N = 502
Headey (1981): study AU 1978 Adults, general public, Australia, 1978 N = 679
Mean
= 7.000
SD
= 1.200
Headey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978 Adults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, 1978-1981 N = 31
Headey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981 18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987 N = 942
Headey et al. (1993): study AU AU Victoria 1981 18-65 aged, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981 to 1987 N = 419
Headey & Krause (1994): study AU 1981 18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed from 1981 to 1989 N = 502
Veenhoven (1994c): study AU 1981 16 + aged, general public, Australia, 1981 N = 246