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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-c-mq-*-0-f
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

Self report on 2 questions

A.
All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
10 = completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 = completely dissatisfied

and

B
Taking all rthings together, would you say you are:
4 = very happy
3 = rather happy
2 = not very happy
1 = not at all happy

Standardize both scores (M = 0, SD = 1) and then sum.