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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on five questions:

A  I am very content with my life
B  Nothing is currently lacking in my life
C  When I examine my life as a whole, I feel I am not meeting my aspirations*
D  I feel dissatisfied because I'm not doing everything that I want to be doing in my life*

Rating:
1  strongly disagree
.
.
7  strongly agree
* reversed keyed item

Name: Contentment with life assesment Scale (CLASS)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Howell et al. (2006): study MY 2003 Heads of households, Malaysia, 2003 N = 307
Mean
= 3.800
SD
= 1.170
Michalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005 Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005 N = 656