Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-g-sq-v-11-a


Selfreport on single question:

." In general how happy or unhappy do you usually feel....?"
Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic)
9 very happy (feeling really good, elated)
8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6 slightly happy (just a bit above neutral)
5 neutral (not particularly happy or unhappy)
4 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
3 mildly unhappy (just a little low)
2 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
1 very unhappy (depressed, spirits very low)
0 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceCharness & Grosskopf (2001): study ES 1998
TitleRelative Pay offs and Happiness: An Experimental Study.
PublicUniversity students, Barcelona, Spain, 1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLee et al. (1999a): study ZZ East-West pairs 1997
TitleWhat Makes You Happy?: A Comparison of Self-Reported Criteria of Happiness between Two Cultures.
PublicCanadian and Korean university students. 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSeidlitz & Diener (1993): study US 1988
TitleMemory for Positive versus Negative Life Events: Theories for the Differences between Happy and Unhappy Persons.
PublicPsychology undergraduate, students, University of Illinois, USA, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSeidlitz & Diener (1993): study US 1988 /1
TitleMemory for Positive versus Negative Life Events: Theories for the Differences between Happy and Unhappy Persons.
PublicPsychology students, selected for earlier happiness, USA, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSeidlitz & Diener (1993): study US 1988 /2
TitleMemory for Positive versus Negative Life Events: Theories for the Differences between Happy and Unhappy Persons.
PublicPsychology students, selected for earlier happiness, followed 11 month, USA, 198?-8?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes