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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-*-mq-v-4-c
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 jappy person?
     4 very happy
     3 happy
     2 doubtful
     1 not that happy
B  How satisfied are you with your prent life?
     4 very satisfied
     3 satisfied
     2 doubtful
     1 not that satisfied

Computation; (A+B)/2

name: Happiness Index (Debats 1996)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Debats (1996a): study NL 1991 18-42 aged mental patients,before and after psychotherapy, Netherlands, 199? N = 114
Mean
= 3.750
SD
= 1.360