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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum---mq-v-4-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A To what extend do you regard yourself as a happy person?
    1  not happy
    2  doubtful
    3 happy
    4  very happy
B  How satisfied are you with your present life?
    1  not satisfied
    2  doubful
    3  satisfied
    4  very satisfied

Summation: A+B.
Name: Happiness Index

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Debats et al. (1993): study NL 1990 general public, Netherlands, 1990 N = 176