Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-cy-sq-n-11-a


Self report on single question:

Think about the last year as a whole. What kind of moods have you been mostly during the year? What kind of mood is typical of you in the day to day situations?

100 EXTREMELY GOOD MOOD:
I am almost always happy and in a good mood. I am practically never in a bad mood.
90 VERY GOOD MOOD:
I am mostly in a good mood. It is really rare that I would feel blue. If I would occasionally be in a bad mood it usually goes away in a moment.
80 GOOD MOOD:
My mood is usually bright and positive. I do know what being in a bad mood or feeling grumpy is like. Nevertheless, it is so rare I would actually feel like that, that it does not have a real significance in my life.
70 RATHER GOOD MOOD:
Mostly my mood is positive. I have a slight tendency to be gloomy but it does not bother me in general. I am at peace with the situation.
60
Even if negative mood is experienced to an extent there is still more days spent in positive mood. Gloominess or being in a bad mood does not bother my life markedly. My mood is more positive than negative.
50 MODERATE MOOD:
At times I am in a really bad mood but there are times when I feel more positive. My mood is not so good but it is not completely bad either.
40
I am prone to be in a bad mood but I feel I can handle it. Moodiness does not affect the way I accomplish my daily tasks or do my work.
30 RATHER BAD MOOD:
I can take care of my daily routines and work especially but it is difficult to get rid of the gloomy thoughts. There are positive moments at times but during the last year I have been prone to be in a bad mood.
20 BAD MOOD:
It is difficult for me to get rid of the bad mood. I feel gloomy. There are slight moments when I feel that I could get rid of it but it comes back. I can do my daily routines and work only by forcing myself to it. I am mostly in a bad mood.
10
I am strongly prone to bad mood and gloominess. I am not totally slain but very close. Everything around me looks hopeless and dark. I can barely take care of my daily routines.
0 EXTREMELY BAD MOOD:
I am in an extremely bad mood constantly. I feel gloomy and depressed. It feels so bad that it is as if I would be falling in a bottomless pit. I am not interested in anything and I can not take care of my daily routines.

Item in Ojanen's Descriptive Visual Analogue Scale DVAS
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, cy last year
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 11
  
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