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


Selfreport on single question:

"Mood is usually applied to states lasting for minutes or hours, but most people can estimate their average or typical mood over a long period of time. Using the following scale, please indicate which statement best describes your typical mood for the current spring semester. Draw a circle around the number of the statement which best describes your average level of happiness or unhappiness during this semester.
10 Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstasy
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, cq last quarter
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceGump (1972): study US 1965
TitleSex-Role Attitudes and Psychological Well-Being.
PublicFemale students college seniors, followed two months, Rochester, USA,1965-66
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePorter (1967): study US 1965
TitleSex-Role Concepts, Their Relationship to Psychological Well-Being and to Future Plans of Female College Seniors.
PublicFemale students college seniors, followed two months, Rochester, USA, 1965-66
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes