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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Selfreport on 3 questions:

A. " Dissatisfied" and "Unhappy" responses on the Block (1961) Adjective Rating List.

B. Overall happiness. Single direct question: "Taking all things together,  how would you say things are these days?  Would you say you are .......?"
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy

C. Present-year score on Life-Evaluation Chart, ranging from:
1  low
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  high

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Chiriboga (1977): study US 1974 People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1974 N = 179
Mean
= 29.900
Thurnher (1983): study US 1969 People in transition, followed 8 years, Metropolis USA, 1969-77 N = 180
Lowenthal et al. (1975): study US 1969 People in transition, metropolis,USA, 1969 N = 216
Mean
= 29.300
Chiriboga (1975): study US 1969 People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969 N = 216