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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on 3 questions:

Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  So far I have gotten the important things I want from life

Answers rated:
7  strongly agree
6  agree
5  slightly agree
4  neither agree nor disagree
3  slightly disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: (A+B+C)/3

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). Two  questions of this 5 item scale were left out: 3) 'I am satisfied with my life', and 5) 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'.