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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-c-mq-v*-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scales combined (v*)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A  How do you feel about the quality of your life in the past month?
  1  terrible
  2  unhappy
  3  mostly satisfied
  4  mixed
  5  mostly satisfied
  6  pleased
  7  delighted

B  In the past week, how often have you felt that life was just going right for you?
  0  none of the time
  1  several times
  2  often
  3  all the time

Computation: (A+B)/2 transformed to z score