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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-c-mq-v-3-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on two questions:

A "Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days ? Would you say you are......"
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy

B in general how satisfying do you find the way you are
spending your life these days? Would you call it ........"
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying

Summation: not reported

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Burke (1982): study CA 1980 Senior probation administrators Canada,198? N = 72
Burke (1984): study CA Ontario 1983 Former employees, Ontario, Canada, 1982 N = 183