Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-g-*-v-4-a


Selfreport + 3 peer ratings, on same single question:

A. Selfreport: Each subject was asked to judge herself using one of four terms. (Precise lead item not reported)

B. Peer ratings: The judgments of three friends were obtained using the terms.

Response options:
4 steadily cheerful
3 variable tending to cheerfulness
2 variable tending to depression
1 steadily depressed

Summation: a + b/2
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, g generally
Mode, * multiple observations
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceWashburn et al. (1925): study US 1923
TitleFurther experiments on directed recall as a test of cheerful and depressed temperaments.
PublicFemale students, cheerful and depressed, USA, 192?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWashburn et al. (1926): study US 1924
TitleA comparison of directed and free recalls of pleasant and unpleasant experiences as test of cheerful and depressed temperaments.
PublicFemale students, cheerful and depressed, USA, 192?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes