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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-V-cm-sq-v-6-a
Focus:
Overall: Various items (O-V)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
6

Description

Single question

How happy, satisfied, or pleased have you been with your personal life during the past month?

1. Extremely happy, could not have been
    more satisfied or pleased
2. Very happy most of the time
3. Generally satisfied, pleased
4. Sometimes fairly satisfied, sometimes fairly dissatisfied
5. Generally dissatisfied, unhappy
6. Very dissatisfied, unhappy most of the time

Reverse scores for happiness calculation

Item in Mental Health Inventory 38 (RAND-MOS, 1983)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rae & Lonborg (2015): study US Washington 2014 18+ aged undergraduate students, Facebook users, Seattle, USA, 2014 N = 119
Mean
= 4.260
SD
= 1.000