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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a
Focus:
Overall: Good-Bad Balance (O-GBB)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
circles scale (c)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Here are some circles that we can imagine represent the lives of different people. Circle eight has all pluses in it, to represent a person who has all the good things in his life. Circle zero has all minuses in it, to represent a person who has all the bad things in his life. Other circles are in between. Which circle do you think comes closest to matching your life?"
(circles not reproduced here )
8  + + + + + + + +
7  + + + + + + + -
6  + + + + + +  - -
5  + + + + +  -  - -
4 + + + +  -  -  - -
3  + + +  -  -  -  - -
2  + +  -  -  -  -  - -
2  +  -  -  -  -  -  - -
0   -  -  -  -  -  -  - -

Name: Andrews & Withey's 'Circles Scale'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7 N = 222
Mean
= 5.740
SD
= 1.180
Kammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 18 + aged, general public, New Zealand, 198? N = 118
Kammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /3 18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 198? N = 118
Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3 N = 1433
Mean
= 6.530
SD
= 1.510