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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-c-mq-*-0-e
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. Taking all together, how would you say things are these days?
    3  very happy
    2  pretty happy
   1  not too happy
B: In general how satisfying do you find the ways you are spending your life these days
   3  completely satisfying
   2  pretty satisfying
   1  not very satisfying
C: Please rate your life situation on the following scales
     - 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

Computation: (A+B standardized + C standardized)/2

Name: Staines, Pottick & Fudge (1986) Quality of Life Scale