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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-c-mq-*-0-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. "How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?"
7  completely satisfied        
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied

B. "Where would you place your life a whole?"   Rated on a `thermometer scale' in grades.
[ 0  terrible, as bad as you can imagine it being
[10
[20
[30
[40
[50
[60
[70
[80
[90
[100  perfect, as good as you can imagine it being

Weights of both items were determined by loadings in factor analysis