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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-c-mq-*-0-c
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 9 questions:

A.  "How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?"
     (Answer options  not reported)

B.  Eight questions about how Ss feel  about present life in terms
      of :
- interesting  -------------------      boring
- enjoyable   -------------------      miserable
- worthwhile --------------------     useless
- friendly --------------------------     lonely
- full ---------------------------------    empty
- hopeful -------------------------    discouraging
- rewarding ----------------------    disappointing
- brings out the best in me--    does not give me a chance

Response options 1 - 7 numerical scales

Summation: Equal weights for A and B. Precise summation: not reported.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Medley (1976): study US 1971 65+ aged, USA, 1971 N = 301