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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-u-mq-n-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A. "When you think about your life as a whole how happy would you say you are.....?"
10    happy                                                                      
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0     unhappy

B. "Taking everything into account, how satisfied are you with
     your life.....?"
10   satisfied                                                                
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0      dissatisfied   

Summation:  average score

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Strack et al. (1985): study XZ Germany West 1982 Students translater school, West-Germany, 1982 N = 51
Strack et al. (1985): study XZ Germany West 1983 University students, West Germany, 1983 N = 36
Strack et al. (1985): study XZ Germany West 1983 /1 Students, West Germany, 1983 N = 64