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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-h
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 four 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  I am satisfied with my life
C The conditions of my life are excellent
D So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
7  strongly agree
6  
5  
4
3  
2
1  strongly disagree

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

Items in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale SWLS