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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-h-mq-v-3-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
hitherto (h)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. "Has your life been .....?"
1  disappointing
2  rewarding
3  or something in-between

B. "Has it been .........?"
3  enjoyable
2  miserable
1  or something in between

Summation:  1 = both a    2 = mixed     3 = both c

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Peil (1988): study NG 1984 60+ aged, towns, Nigeria, 1984 N = 436
Mean
= 2.361
SD
= 0.595