Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-cy-sq-v-10-a


Selfreport on single question:

In thinking over the past year, indicate how elated or depressed, happy or unhappy you have felt in the last year?
10 Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstacy
9 Very elated and in very high spirits. Tremendous delight
and buoyancy.
8 Elated and in high spirits.
7 Feeling very good and cheerful.
6 Feeling pretty good , "OK".
5 Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so.
4 Spirits low and somewhat "blue".
3 Depressed and feeling very low. Definitely "blue".
2 Tremendously depressed.
Feeling terrible, really miserable, "just awful".
1 Utter depression and gloom. Completely down.
All is black and leaden. Wish it were all over.
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, cy last year
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceConstantinople (1965): study US 1965
TitleSome Correlates of Happiness and Unhappiness in College Students.
PublicCollege students, University of Rochester, USA, 196?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceConstantinople (1967): study US NewYork 1966
TitlePerceived Instrumentality of the College as a Measure of Attitudes toward College.
PublicUniversity students, Rochester, USA, 1966
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceConstantinople (1970): study US 1965
TitleSome Correlates of Average Level of Happiness among College Students.
PublicUndergraduate college students, University of Rochester, USA, followed 12 month, 1965-68
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHarder (1969): study US 1969
TitleSelf-Actualization, Mood, and Personality Adjustment in Married Women.
PublicMarried females, USA, 196?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes