Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-d


Selfreport on single question:

"On the whole, how is your general mood these days....?"
1 bad almost all the time
2
3
4
5 good almost all the time"
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAbbey et al. (1983): study US Chicago 1990
TitleHandling the Stress of Looking for a Job in Law School: The Relationships between Intrinsic Motivation, Internal Attributions,Relations with Others and Happiness.
PublicLaw school students, Chicago, USA, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceShamir (1985): study IL 1983 /1
TitleSex Differences in Psychological Adjustment to Unemployment and Reemployment: A Question of Commitment, Alternatives or Finance?
Public27-47 aged academics, unemployed and reemployed, Israel, 1983
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceShamir (1985a): study IL 1983
TitleUnemployment and 'Free Time'. The Role of Protestant Work Ethic and Work Involvement.
Public27-47 aged unemployed male academics, Israel, 1983
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceShamir (1986): study IL 1983
TitleProtestant work ethic, work involvement and the psychological impact of unemployment.
Public27-47 aged academics, followed 6 months, Israel, 1983
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes