Happiness measure, code: M-FH-g-rdp-v-10-a


Peerrating using single question:

Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DOES X USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes his/her average happiness.
10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9 very happy (feeling really good and 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 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
4 mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
3 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
2 very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
1 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item, peer rating version
  
Classification
Focus, M-FH Mixed: Feel Happy
Time frame, g generally
Mode, rdp rating by peers
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMagnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986
TitleA Longitudinal Analysis of Personality, Life Events, and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes