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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum---mq-v-5-b
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Self report on four questions:

A  I am very satisfied with my life
B  These are the best years of my life
C  My life could be better than it is now
D  The quality of my life is poor

Scoring
1  disagree strongly
2
3
4
5  agree strongly

Computation: A+B+C+D/4 (C and D reversed)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Benyamini et al. (2004): study US 1998 Residents retirement community, USA, 1998 N = 850
Mean
= 3.520
SD
= 0.670