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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-V-c-oq-n-5-a
Focus:
Overall: Various items (O-V)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
open questioning (oq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on open question:

Describe how your life is going, in general at the present time

Responses rated negative/ positive taking into account intensity of positive and negative mentions as well as the ratio of positive to negative mentions.
1  negative
2
3
4
5  positive

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Lehman et al. (1987): study US 1983 Bereaved and controls, USA, 1983 N = 78
Mean
= 2.080
Lehman et al. (1987): study US 1983 /1 Bereaved and controls, USA, 1983 N = 82
Mean
= 1.700