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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d
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:
7

Description

Self-report on two questions:

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

B) In general, how satisfying do you find the ways you're spending your life these days? Would you call it:
1: not very satisfying
2: pretty satisfying
3: very satisfying

Computation: A+B

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Martin & Lichter (1983): study US Michigan 1973 16+ aged, employees, Michigan/US, followed 4 years, 1973-1977 N = 827
Mean
= 3.420